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Interview with child labor specialist from ILO

story from Tokyo Development Learning Center

On November 25th, 2010, International Labour Organization (ILO), Aoyama Gakuin University and Tokyo Development Learning Center, the World Bank (TDLC) jointly presented a lecture by Ms. Singh on Child labor Activities in Asia and the Pacific. Afterwards, TDLC’s Program and Knowledge Coordinator, Takiko Koyama interviewed Ms. Simrin Singh who is a Senior Specialist on Child Labor in ILO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific.

Ms. Singh belongs to IPEC (International Program on the Elimination of Child labor), and has been working relentlessly to achieve the goal set out in ILO’s Global Action Plan (2006) – The elimination of all worst forms of child labor by 2016. Ms. Koyama focused on questions related to child labor issues in the Asia and Pacific region and ILO’s expectations from Japan. During the interview, Ms. Singh stressed the point that education is a key factor in eliminating child labor and it is crucial that there are decent works available when they finish school so that children don’t end up in most hazardous jobs.