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Peru Aims To End Child Labour

May 30, 2012
"My dream is to have no more children working by the end of my term,"
- President Ollanta Humala

President Ollanta Humala recently promised that he would fight for the complete eradication of child labour.

His remarks were applauded by the International Labour Organisation, which praised Mr Humala for putting the issue at the forefront of his political agenda.

Carmen Moreno, the director of the ILO for the Andean region, thinks that Mr Humala’s plan to boost primary and secondary school attendance, and enforce a nationwide employment ban for those under 14 years of age, is not only achievable but should also be a national priority.

“Children are not short adults,” she says. “They are people who have to forge their personal development, culture and future, and this future can only come with education.

“No matter how many hours children work, it stops them from attending school regularly. And this is dangerous for their personal development.”

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