Photo credit: GPE/Daisuka Kanazawa

An estimated 152 million children around the world are stuck in child labor. On the Day Against Child Labor (June 12), the FAO, in collaboration with the International Partnership for Cooperation on ending Child Labour in Agriculture (IPCCLA), hosted an online discussion of this sweeping global problem. Meant to (L)earn: A discussion about child labour in agriculture, hosted by journalist Valériane Gauthier of France 24, highlighted the extent of child labour in agriculture and the action needed to eliminate this violation of human rights.

In addition to experts from FAO, the International Labour Organization (ILO), and the International Union of Food, Agricultural, Hotel, Restaurant, Catering, Tobacco and Allied Workers' Associations (IUF), the discussion included Nadine Labaki, multi-award winning Lebanese director, actress and activist, and Molly Namirembe, a former child laborer and committed children rights’ activist.

Read more and watch the replay of the event here.

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