Seeking peace. Striving for justice. Together.
by Nathan Jumper
The following statement was made in June 2014 and is attributable to the President of the General Assembly at the United Nations (UN):
Each year on June 12, the United Nations family observes World Day Against Child Labour. 168 million children still engage in illegal forms of labour, mostly in the informal economy and agriculture. Eighty-five million of these children work in severely hazardous conditions. Several millions more are victims of forced labour, commercial sexual exploitation, and other illicit activities.
But in recent years we have made progress. Since 2000, the United Nations has reduced child labour ...
by Grace Segers
On June 12, the Presbyterian Ministry at the United Nations will be supporting the International Labour Organization’s Red Card to Child Labour campaign. The ILO reports there are an estimated 168 million child workers in the world. These children suffer abuse as sweatshop workers, miners, child soldiers, sex workers, or in other horrific and inhumane positions. The Red Card to Child Labour initiative is an attempt to raise awareness of these children’s plight through social media.
The Red Card campaign will culminate on June 12 with a Thunderclap message. Thunderclap allows various organizations and people ...
January is human trafficking awareness month and January 11 is human trafficking awareness day. The year 2014 marks the 151th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation. President Abraham Lincoln, upon signing the Emancipation Proclamation said, “I never, in my life, felt more certain that I was doing right than I do in signing this paper.” Because of the groundbreaking work of our ancestors, slavery was outlawed in the United States. However the legacies of chattel slavery continue to haunt our society even as we turn to face a new form of slavery: human trafficking.
The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A ...
by Marissa Costello
When I was younger, I use to joke with my parents that they were forcing me to do child labor for them by carrying two heavy loads of laundry or soda packages.
But child labor is really not something that should not be taken lightly when so many children in the world are deprived of an education and childhood.
On June 12 is World Day Against Child Labour, a day created by the International Labour Organization (ILO) in 2002. This day is meant to grow worldwide attention to this issue while also reminding us that children around ...
The Presbyterian Ministry at the United Nations is hosting a seminar from the Central New York Presbytery Partnership Group.
Twenty-one students and four adults have gathered to explore issues related to child labor and the trafficking of children in labor.
Opening worship celebrated what children should be able to do. Allie Naskret, field education student with the Presbyterian Ministry at the United Nations, led the service.
A visit to the United Nations followed.
After lunch, the group discussed labor and work - and the work they do. A speaker from the International Labor Organization spoke on child labor and trafficking. The ...
The Office of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict provides links to stories about children at risk in several places around the world. Singers strive for peace in new Sudan: The bumping beats of African...