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On the Emergence of New, Young, Global and Ethnic Leadership

By Ramin Herath, 2019 Luce 24 Under 24 Award Recipient Through my personal experience, young leadership is extremely crucial in fighting the many issues we still face as a global community today. For example,the education gap between developed countries and developing countries is staggering, especially when viewed from the gender perspective. Long Island, N.Y. In basically […]

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Indonesia Commits to Eliminate all Forms of Child Labor by 2022

Washington, D.C. The Republic of Indonesia has committed to eliminate all forms of child labour by 2022 to fulfill global development goal pledges, according to the United Nations.  Photo: ILO/Asrian Mirza. The Asian country has made progress in tackling child labour, with the number of child workers falling from over four million in 2009, to 2.9 million in […]

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U.N. Stresses Need for Coherent Policies to End Child Labor

New York, N.Y. With some 168 million children working in various sectors globally, the fight against child labour requires coherent policy packages to support legislation focused on quality education, social protection and decent jobs for parents, the United Nations International Labour Organization (ILO) said today. Child labor on family farms should be addressed in an […]

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Amnesty: Apple, Samsung, Sony Face Child Labor Accusations

Washington, D.C. Amnesty International has accused Apple, Samsung, Sony and other companies of not ensuring their supply lines are free of minerals mined by children. The human rights group said in a report about the mining of cobalt that children as young as seven are working in dangerous conditions in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Cobalt […]

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U.N. Launches Education Appeal in Fight Against Child Labor

New York, N.Y.  The United Nations has announced it is marking the 2015 edition of the World Day Against Child Labour with a call for the international community to invest in quality education as a key step in the fight against child employment – a scourge that consumes over one hundred million children worldwide. According […]

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Andeisha Farid and the Orphaned Children of Afghanistan

New York, N.Y.  I met “Orphans Hero” Andeisha Farid this fall when she was in town as part of Goldman Sachs’ 10,000 Women Program. Then I saw her on Brian Williams’ brilliant portrayal, in his Making A Difference segment of the NBC Nightly News (video). See also my post (here). Andeisha founded the Afghan Child Education and Care Organization (AFCECO) […]

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