Qatar Attends Arab Workshop On Impact Of Economic Conditions On Child Labour


(MENAFN- The Peninsula) QNA

Cairo: Qatar participated in an Arab workshop on the impact of current economic conditions on child labour in Arab countries, organised by the General Secretariat of the League of Arab States in cooperation with the Arab Council for Childhood and Development and the Arab Gulf Programme for Development (AGFUND), and the Arab Labour Organisation.

The workshop was attended by representative of the Permanent Delegation of Qatar to the Arab League Amna Abdulrahman Al Sulaiti along with representatives of national mechanisms concerned with childhood, ministries of labour, employers and workers organisations in the Arab countries as well as representatives of relevant international, regional and national organisations and experts.

The Arab League said in a statement that the workshop aims to identify the reality of the effects of the global economic crisis on the volume and pattern of child labour in Arab countries and its repercussions by discussing a number of topics, including child labour in Arab countries, multiple dimensions of poverty and child labour, and the sustainable development goals, and child labour and human and legal protection in light of the economic crisis.

In this context, Ambassador Haifa Abu Ghazaleh, Assistant Secretary-General and Head of the Social Affairs Sector at the Arab League, said that organising the workshop comes in recognition of the seriousness of the issue of child labour, which represents a clear violation of children's rights, and in continuation of the efforts undertaken by the League with regional and international partners within the framework of a study 'Child labour in Arab countries', which was prepared in 2019 and adopted as a guidance document to support the efforts of Arab countries to eliminate the phenomenon of child labour.

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