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UN: 1 in 10 Children Globally Is Victim of Child Labor

联合国:全球十分之一的儿童为童工的受害者

Tens of millions of children are forced to work in countries around the world. The United Nations International Labor Organization called for an end to child labor Wednesday to mark World Day Against Child Labor. The Geneva, Switzerland-based ILO is holding its yearly International Labor Conference.

数千万名儿童被迫在全世界各国工作。周三联合国国际劳工组织呼吁终止童工以纪念世界无童工日。总部设在瑞士日内瓦的国际劳工组织(ILO)正在举办年度国际劳工大会。

Children as young as five are among the 152 million victims of child labor. Many of them work long hours, for little or no money, in slave-like conditions. The International Labor Organization says half of them are involved in unhealthy and dangerous work.

1.52亿童工受害者中有的孩子只有五岁。他们中很多人工作时长很长,报酬极少甚至没有报酬,工作环境类似于奴隶的工作环境。国际劳工组织表示他们中一半的人从事着不健康和危险的工作。

The ILO says most children work in agriculture. They can also be found in the mining, building, fishing and domestic service industries.

国际劳工组织表示大多数儿童从事农业工作。也能在采矿、建筑、渔业和家政服务等行业发现他们的身影。

Beate Andrees is Chief of the ILO’s Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work Branch. She told VOA that when children are forced into the worst forms of labor, such as debt slavery and sex work, they suffer permanent physical and mental damage.

贝特·安德烈斯是国际劳工组织工作基本原则和权力部门的主席。她告诉美国之音,当孩子被迫从事债务奴役和性工作等形式最恶劣的劳动时,他们会遭受永久性的身心伤害。

Andrees said some progress has been made in reducing child labor in Asia and Latin America, but reductions in Africa are decreasing. She said Africa now has the highest levels of child labor in the world.

安德烈斯表示在减少亚洲和拉丁美洲童工方面已经取得了一些进展,但是在非洲童工数不减反增。她表示现在非洲为全世界童工数最多的地区。

“This is not necessarily linked to a lack of action,” Andrees said, explaining that migration, poverty and other problems can lead to child labor.

“这并不一定要跟缺少童工联系起来,”安德烈斯表示。她解释道移民、贫穷和其他问题可能会导致童工的产生。

Andrees said she was pleased to see the African Union taking decisive measures to end child labor. She noted the AU is developing a ten-year plan to decrease child labor as called for in the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.

安德烈斯表示看到非洲联盟正在采取决定性的措施来结束童工,她感到很欣慰。她指出,非洲联盟正在发展一项减少童工的十年计划,这符合联合国可持续发展目标的要求。

The SDG has called for the end of child labor by 2025. However, at the current of reduction, Andrees warns the world will easily miss that goal.

可持续发展目标已经呼吁在2025年之前结束童工。然而,就现在的削减数量来看,安德烈斯警告道世界极可能达不到那个目标。

I’m Susan Shand.

苏珊·尚德为您报道。

UN: 1 in 10 Children Globally Is Victim of Child Labor

Tens of millions of children are forced to work in countries around the world. The United Nations International Labor Organization called for an end to child labor Wednesday to mark World Day Against Child Labor. The Geneva, Switzerland-based ILO is holding its yearly International Labor Conference.

Children as young as five are among the 152 million victims of child labor. Many of them work long hours, for little or no money, in slave-like conditions. The International Labor Organization says half of them are involved in unhealthy and dangerous work.

The ILO says most children work in agriculture. They can also be found in the mining, building, fishing and domestic service industries.

Beate Andrees is Chief of the ILO’s Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work Branch. She told VOA that when children are forced into the worst forms of labor, such as debt slavery and sex work, they suffer permanent physical and mental damage.

Andrees said some progress has been made in reducing child labor in Asia and Latin America, but reductions in Africa are decreasing. She said Africa now has the highest levels of child labor in the world.

“This is not necessarily linked to a lack of action,” Andrees said, explaining that migration, poverty and other problems can lead to child labor.

Andrees said she was pleased to see the African Union taking decisive measures to end child labor. She noted the AU is developing a ten-year plan to decrease child labor as called for in the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.

The SDG has called for the end of child labor by 2025. However, at the current of reduction, Andrees warns the world will easily miss that goal.

I’m Susan Shand.

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