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The State of the World's Children 1997

Focus on Child Labour

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Each year, The State of the World's Children closely examines a key issue affecting children. The 1997 Report focuses on the controversial and emotional, as well as complex and challenging issue of child labour. It asserts that thoughtful and comprehensive attempts at solutions must be guided by the best interests of the child and the Convention on the Rights of the Child. The Report urges an immediate end to hazardous and exploitative child labour and advocates urgent support for education so that children may acquire knowledge and skills to improve their lives.

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Children at risk: Ending hazardous and exploitative child labour

The description could come from an observer appalled at the working conditions endured by children in the 19th century in British mills and factories.

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