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31 August 2005

Vellore [district in Tamil Nadu, India] all set to get rid of child labour

Author: Newindpress [India]

All efforts are being made to eliminate child labour from Alangayam, Anaicut, Arakkonam, Kaveripakkam, Wallajah and Nemili unions in the district, according to Collector S Gopalakrishnan. Speaking to journalists here, on Tuesday, he said the district...

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1 February 2005

UNICEF UK report says one in 12 of world's children are forced into child labour

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1 February 2005

[PDF] full report: "Child labour today"

Author: UNICEF UK

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2 January 2005

We want to continue schooling - Children rescued from tobacco factories demand at Daulatpur [Bangladesh]

Author: Amanur Aman, Daily Star [Bangladesh]

According to a survey...at least 5,000 children were working in eight big tobacco factories in Kushtia in 2001...Now [after initial implementation of an ILO project] 3000 children are still working at eight tobacco factories...People of all classes.....

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25 November 2004

Child labour in Bangladesh

Author: A.N.M. Nurul Haque, New Nation [Bangladesh]

[A recent] survey, conducted by Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics, found that...child labour is a harsh reality in Bangladesh... A UNICEF report said that some 40 industries in the country have been using child labour, where their jobs are highly...

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28 October 2004

India: ICFTU report highlights widespread child labour

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28 October 2004

[PDF] full report: "India: economic boom masks widespread child labour"

Author: International Confederation of Free Trade Unions

[refers to Rio Tinto, De Beers]

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17 February 2004

India, US launch $40-million drive against child labour

Author: Times of India

A $40-million Indo-US venture involving the labour ministries of the two countries and the International Labour Organisation (ILO), aimed at eliminating child labour, was launched here on Monday. The venture, called the "Indus Project", will target 80...

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17 February 2004

India, US launch $40-million drive against child labour

Author: Times of India

A $40-million Indo-US venture involving the labour ministries of the two countries and the International Labour Organisation (ILO), aimed at eliminating child labour, was launched here on Monday. The venture, called the "Indus Project", will target 80...

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13 June 2003

Activists Ask India to Ratify Pact and Free Child Labor

Author: Kalyani, OneWorld South Asia

Anti-child labor activists Thursday urged the Indian government to ratify an international convention and free millions of children belonging to the so-called "untouchable" castes working as forced labor.

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