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Asia leads world in child-labour products: US report
Author: AFP, Published on: 4 October 2011
India, Bangladesh and the Philippines lead the world in the number of products made by child workers, a US government stock-taking of the global scale of underaged labour revealed...Some 130 types of goods — from building bricks and soccer balls to pornography and rare ores used in cellphones — involve child labour in 71 countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America, the Department of Labour said...Focusing this year on hazardous work performed by children, and relying in good part on International Labour Organisation data, the report examines efforts by more than 140 countries to address the worst forms of child labour.