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Mozambique is committed to combatting and eliminating pervasive child labour exploitation in supply chains, with two projects currently underway in the tobacco and cotton production value chains.
The strategy of targeting value chains where child labour is predominant was the topic of discussion at one of the panels that marked the second day of the 5th Global Conference on the Elimination of Child Labour, which started on Sunday in Durban, South Africa.
This Monday, Mozambique participated in High Level Panel 1: Setting Global Priorities, which discussed child labour in the context of deficits in work opportunities and youth employment, identifying pressing global challenges and priorities for the global community.
Mozambique’s National Director of Labour, Marta Maté, said that the country was participating in the event in order to collect and share experiences on ways eliminating child labour.
Maté added that Mozambique hoped that the Durban conference would adopt concrete measures making it possible to eliminate child labour.
It is estimated that 168 million children worldwide still work in a range of industries, from agriculture to manufacturing, services and construction, and textiles and fashion.
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