Global leaders support innovative skills for inclusive growth
To foster opportunities for inclusive, fair and sustainable future of work, labour ministers have reaffirmed their commitment to promote innovative skills policies, strengthen social protection, and formalise labour markets to make them more equitable and inclusive. In their declaration at the just-concluded G20 Education and Employment Ministers’ meeting in Argentina, they endorsed the G20 Strategy…
NAPTIP, JCI take fight against child labour, trafficking to schools
The Junior Chamber International (JCI) in partnership with the National Agency for Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons, (NAPTIP), yesterday organised a school debate to create awareness on the dangers of child-labour and human-trafficking. National President of JCI Nigeria, Rasheed Balogun, said the discuss, tagged: ‘GWO Shoaga Secondary Schools Debate,’ was organised to bring to limelight…
ILO, experts seek urgent elimination of hazardous child labour
In marking World Day Against Child Labour today, the international Labour Organisation (ILO) and experts have canvassed prioritising campaigns against child labour and promoting safe, healthy work for employed youths. Director General of ILO, Guy Ryder, who disclosed that about 73 million children are engaged in hazardous work, said 153 million children between ages five…
FG unveils national reporting template on child labour
The Federal Government has unveiled a national reporting template to tackle child labour.
Child labour and human trafficking
At a recent meeting of the National Steering Committee on Child Labour, the Federal Government reiterated its commitment to stopping the social menace of child labour and human trafficking in the country. The government pledged that Nigeria as a signatory to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations ‘should not be found behind…
Global child labourers hit 152m as ILO lists path to tackle menace
The report insisted that legislation alone cannot eradicate child labour, but at the same time, it won’t be possible to eradicate child labour without effective legislation.
NAPTIP seeks private sector collaboration to tackle child labour
Julie Okah-Donli, has said there was the need for active collaboration between government and the private sector to tackle child labour and human trafficking.
Don seeks international jurisdiction over child labour, human trafficking
She said the NIC is a specialist court and have been empowered by law to dispense justice. She said: “This demonstrates the assertion that labour law has gone beyond the traditional concepts with narrow jurisdiction”.
Curtailing the menace of child abuse and corporal punishment in Nigeria
Unfortunately, these children are abused by their parents and family members, who are meant to be the first line of protection for them. Child abuse is the physical, mental or sexual assault of a child by the parents or any other adult.