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India ratifies Two Fundamental Global Conventions to combat Child Labour

India has ratified two key global conventions for combating child labour as a step towards creating full respect for fundamental rights at work. Salient Highlights India has deposited the instruments of ratification of the two fundamental ILO Conventions with the International Labour Office (ILO). The two key conventions are related to the elimination of child labour- the Minimum Age Convention, 1973 ..

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CRY Report: Uttar Pradesh ranks First in Number of Child Labourers

According to a recently released CRY Report on child labour, more than 8 lakh children between the age group of 5 and 6 years in India are engaged in child labour. Child Rights and You (CRY) is an NGO working towards the upliftment of underprivileged children. The organization got established in 1979 by Rippan Kapur. Salient Highlights As ..

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Cabinet approves ratification of 2 ILO conventions on prohibiting child labour

The Union Cabinet has given its approval for ratification of two fundamental conventions of International Labour Organization (ILO) concerning with Child Labour. They are Minimum Age Convention (No 138) and Worst Forms of Child Labour Convention (No 182). Now these conventions will be legally binding. Key Facts Minimum Age Convention (No 138) or Convention 138: ..

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President Pranab Mukherjee launches 100 Million for 100 Million Campaign  

President Pranab Mukherjee launched a ‘100 Million for 100 Million’ Campaign at Rashtrapati Bhavan. The campaign was conceptualized by Nobel peace prize winner Kailash Satyarthi and was organized by the Kailash Satyarthi Children’s Foundation. Key Facts The campaign aims to mobilise 100 million youth and children for 100 million underprivileged children across the world. Its ..

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Parliament passes Child Labour (Prohibition and Regulation) Amendment Bill, 2016

Parliament has passed the Child Labour (Prohibition and Regulation) Amendment Bill, 2016.  The bill was first passed in Rajya Sabha and later in Lok Sabha during Monsoon session of Parliament. It seeks to amend the Child Labour (Prohibition and Regulation) Act, 1986 to widen the scope of the law against child labour and stricter punishments ..

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