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Nearly 60% of child labour worldwide takes place in agriculture, affecting 98 million girls and boys, and hindering agricultural and rural development.Today, 8 June 2016, FAO celebrates the 2016 World Day Against Child Labour, focused on ending child labour in agricultural supply chains, and launches the FAO-ILO e-Learning Course "End Child Labour...
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Thanks to the Integrated Country Approach (ICA) for promoting decent rural youth employment, Senegal will be among the first African countries to adopt a specific National Rural Youth Employment Policy. In line with the Plan Sénégal Émergent, the main medium to long term social and economic policy in the country,...
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What are the challenges faced by rural youth aged 15-17 accessing decent work? How can these challenges be addressed? Help us answer these questions by taking part in the online consultation on Youth – feeding the future. Addressing the challenges faced by rural youth aged 15 to 17 in preparing for...
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Awareness campaign encourages communities to prioritize child education Child labour hampers children’s education, and quite often has adverse effects on their health, safety and morals.  However, not all tasks performed by children are considered child labour. Some activities may help children acquire important livelihood skills and contribute to their survival and food...
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Haowa Bello is a 33-year old agropreneur from Lagos, Nigeria. She is also the Chief Executive Officer and Founder of Madame Coquette, a company that designs and manufactures a line of luxury leather bags produced locally and sold globally, in New York, Berlin, London. Haowa is one of the many...
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On Thursday, 3 March 2016, FAO staff and representatives from the governments of Senegal and Uganda gathered together in Rome to share first-hand experiences on the implementation of the programme Integrated County Approach (ICA) for promoting decent rural youth employment.The ICA programme was launched by FAO in May 2015, in...
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The agricultural sector plays a central role in the economy of Mali. Malian youth start working from a young age but lack opportunities for growth due to their limited access to land, market, microcredits and skills development.In August 2014, FAO and the Government of Mali launched the 2-year project Youth...
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On the 10th of February 2016, José Graziano da Silva, FAO Director-General, and Kailash Satyarthi, 2014 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, discussed FAO’s role in the eradication of child labour in agriculture during a personal meeting held at FAO Headquarters, in Rome.Satyarthi is a leader in the global movement to abolish...
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1 February 2016 - The Global Initiative on Decent Jobs for Youth (DJ4Y) was launched today in New York, under the auspices of the ECOSOC Youth Forum 2016, with more than twenty Ministers of Youth and over 500 youth delegates in attendance. FAO has actively contributed to the development of...
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Youth unemployment is a global concern, especially in the agricultural world. Rural youth are migrating to urban areas, rural population is aging, young people lose interest in agriculture – putting rural and agricultural development at risk.This is a critical issue in Africa, where more than half of the population is...
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