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Kari Tapiola on child labour (5) From Regulation to Abolition

February 2nd, 2023
Véronique Stenger & David Glaser
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In this 5th part of our interview, Kari Tapiola discusses the influence of the ILO's international conventions on the abolition of child labour. In 1973, the ILO adopted the Convention on Minimum Age for Admission to Employment (C138). Kari Tapiola explains in particular the position of European trade unions towards the problem of child labour. As a conclusion, Kari Tapiola evokes the ongoing challenges posed by child labour in the post-Cold War era of globalization.

To listen to the 6th part, please click here.

Photo of Jennie Rizzandi, 9 year old, helping her parents finish garments in a dilapidated tenement, 5 Extra Pl. in New York City. They all work until 9 P.M. when busy, and make about $2 to $2.50 a week. Jennie's father works on street, when he has work. Jennie was a truant, "I staid home 'cause a lady was coming." Taken by Lewis Wickes Hine in 1913, courtesy of the Library of Congress.

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