May 5th, 2006


The End of Сhild Labor, eh?

UN bragging about success in worldwide child labor reduction. The International Labor Organization report, titled "The End of Child Labor: Within Reach," states that between 2000 and 2004 the number of child workers worldwide fell from 246 million to 218 million.

A major part of this reduction is drop from 16% to 5% in Latin America and Carribean areas.

Looks nice? Unfortunately I would bet that this "reduction" has nothing with law-and-ethics and everything with technology advancement and adult unemployment ratios. There just less jobs suitable for children...