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'Act against child labour'

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  7 Jun 2016 12:00 AM GMT

Geneva, June 6: Governments should better regulate businesses to prevent child labour in global supply chains, Human Rights Watch said in a video released on Monday. The report comes in advance of the World Day Against Child Labour on June 12. Child labour in global supply chains is the theme for the World Day in 2016. Millions of children risk pain, sickness, injury and even death to produce goods and services for the global economy. Human Rights Watch has documented hazardous child labour in agriculture, mining, the leather and apparel industry as well as other sectors. “Consumers usually have no way of knowing whether the food they eat, the clothing and jewellery they wear, or other products they buy were made with child labour,” said Jo Becker at Human Rights Watch. “Companies shouldn’t profit from the exploitation of children.” (IANS)

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