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Cardboard Hearts Full of West African Chocolate and Western Guilt

Cardboard Hearts Full of West African Chocolate and Western Guilt | UN and Children's Rights Around the World | Scoop.it
If we really want to end child labor and slavery in the West African cocoa industry, paying farmers half of a penny more per bar would go a long way in doing that.

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Worst Forms of Child Labor Occur in India’s Garment Industry | Inhabitat - Green Design Will Save the World

Worst Forms of Child Labor Occur in India’s Garment Industry | Inhabitat - Green Design Will Save the World | UN and Children's Rights Around the World | Scoop.it

According to a new report by the Centre for Research on Multinational Corporations (SOMO), countries such as India are the worst offenders when it comes to exploiting child labor.


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Why Is the Global Economy Still Relying on Child Labor?

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Child labor still powers the global economy. Why are we putting up with it? (Why Is the Global Economy Still Relying on Child Labor?


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Sherry Griffin's curator insight, April 28, 2013 4:47 PM
How many children work for you? None, you say? Think again! This article provides information and resources for those companies that want to minimize the chances of making money from slave or child labor. Take the quiz to see how many slaves work for you and then start shopping armed with information.
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Convention on the Rights of the Child

Convention on the Rights of the Child


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UN renews call for full access to Syria for chemical weapons inquiry ...

UN renews call for full access to Syria for chemical weapons inquiry ... | UN and Children's Rights Around the World | Scoop.it
The UN chief has urged Damascus to give its fact-finding team full access to sites where chemical weapons allegedly were used, stressing that he takes seriously the recent US report about the use of chemical weapon in ...
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United Nations - U.N. Voices 'Grave Concern' At Reports Of Israel ...

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United Nations - U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Sunday voiced alarm at reports Israel has struck targets inside Syria, but said the United Nations was unable to confirm whether any such attacks had taken place.
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12-year-old boy is invited by delegates of the United Nations to discuss conservation and environmental protection #idlenomore

12-year-old boy is invited by delegates of the United Nations to discuss conservation and environmental protection #idlenomore | UN and Children's Rights Around the World | Scoop.it

It isn’t every day that a 12-year-old boy is invited by delegates of the United Nations to discuss conservation and environmental protection efforts, but Xiuhtezcatl Martinez, of Boulder, Colorado isn’t your average seventh grader. 


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This dedicated and impressive young man expresses his vision with a compelling and contagious confidence. He seems, even at age 12, to be a natural leader. He is willing to stand up and speak truth to power. “Stand with me,” he said, “and we can become a force to change the direction we are headed. When we all become leaders for the good of all humanity, we will create a world of beauty, equality, light and love.” - Read more by Doug Harris


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How Many Kids Made Your Clothes? A New App Will Tell You Before You Buy

How Many Kids Made Your Clothes? A New App Will Tell You Before You Buy | UN and Children's Rights Around the World | Scoop.it
Each year, factories, fields, and workshops around the world see about 215 million children ages 5 to 17 engaged in child labor, estimates the International Labor Union (ILO).

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Secretary-General urges businesses, consumers to better know their supply chains - UN News Centre

Secretary-General urges businesses, consumers to better know their supply chains - UN News Centre | UN and Children's Rights Around the World | Scoop.it
UN News Centre Secretary-General urges businesses, consumers to better know their supply chains UN News Centre 6 May 2013 – In the wake of the deadly tragedy at a garment factory in Bangladesh, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today challenged the...
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CRIN - Child Rights Information Network - Home

CRIN - Child Rights Information Network - Home | UN and Children's Rights Around the World | Scoop.it
The Child Rights Information Network (CRIN) is a network of child rights organizations that work to improve the lives of children.

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Korea: United Nations' First Military Step

The Korean War was a military conflict between North Korea, supported by the Soviet Union and the Communist China, and South Korea, supported by the United Nations, primarily the Unites States. On...

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Chris Carter's curator insight, April 30, 2013 10:40 AM
Here is an ESL 3-person 9th grade project for National History Day. Again, clearly, PBL works, and this is as authentic as it gets!
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Analysis: Congo rebels prepare to face UN force with mandate to attack - Reuters

Analysis: Congo rebels prepare to face UN force with mandate to attack - Reuters | UN and Children's Rights Around the World | Scoop.it
AFP Analysis: Congo rebels prepare to face UN force with mandate to attack Reuters RUMANGABO, Democratic Republic of Congo (Reuters) - In forested hills in eastern Congo, rebels are honing their ambush skills to prepare to face a new United Nations...
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