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Arab League: A clear setback for the rights of Arab children



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Tuesday, June 11, 2019 – 11:25 p
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Tuesday, June 11, 2019 – 11:25 p

The Arab League reported that during the current decade, the Arab region witnessed "a marked decline and deterioration of the rights of Arab children."

"This is because of the historical, political, economic and social changes that have taken place in the region that have caused deterioration in all humanitarian situations and children are among the most affected," the university said in a press release on Tuesday.

In a joint statement with the International Labor Organization, the Arab Labor Organization, the Arab Council on Childhood and Development and the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), on the occasion of the World Day for the Elimination of Child Labor, in June 12 of each year, Direct and indirect violence, forced asylum and displacement, high rates of malnutrition and a collapse in many health and education services, with increased poverty, unemployment, food commodity prices, fuel shortages and water " .

According to the statement, the issue of child labor in the Arab region is one of the most prominent cases of violation of child rights and abuse, whose numbers and statistics indicate a steady increase in the direct and indirect use of children in all sectors of agriculture, services and industry and illegal activities such as forced labor and forced labor. Recruit and use them as human shields and even engage them in activities related to weapons or terrorists.

According to the statement, the five organizations prepared the "Child Labor Study in the Arab States," the results of which were released last March to shed light on the main trends and characteristics of child labor in the Arab region, especially under the current circumstances.

According to the statement, the study urged Arab countries to intervene by taking immediate and effective measures to eliminate child labor and all the negative phenomena resulting from the implementation and reform of legal and legislative frameworks in accordance with the obligations of international conventions and national laws to combat child labor, especially the worst.

The study called for policies to provide social protection, reduce poverty and unemployment, and ensure the prohibition and elimination of the worst forms of child labor.

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