Child Labor in Emerging SE Asian Markets

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Hosted by  Gek Boo Ng
Retired Economist, former Asia Regional Director of the International Labor Organization
Experience highlights
According to the International Labor Organization, nearly one in ten children around the world is subject to child labour. The highest number of children aged 5 to 17 engaged in child labour were found in Africa (72.1 million) and followed by Asia and the Pacific (62 million). Approximately one third of children aged 5 to 14 engaged in child labour are outside the education system. 38 per cent of children ages 5 to 14 are involved with hazardous work and almost two-thirds of those aged 15-17 work more than 43 hours per week. Dr Ng will share his experience as the Director of Operations of the Programme of the Elimination of Child Labor, including on the ground projects in Asia. Dr Ng will also discuss the historical and cultural aspects of child labor, and the impact of child labor in family and the local communities in SE Asia. Furthermore, he will analyze the economic impact of social programs and education and how governments and multi-nationals can shape policies on child labor.


This experience requires a minimum of 4 persons to proceed. If your booking is for fewer than the minimum number, we'll confirm your place 2 days before the start of the experience.
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Hosted by  Gek Boo Ng
Retired Economist, former Asia Regional Director of the International Labor Organization
About the expert
Dr Ng's career at the ILO spanned 34 years focused on global labor issues ranging from labor development to Child labor. He retired as the Regional Director of ILO in Asia Pacific, responsible for offices in Bangladesh, China, Fiji, Indonesia, Japan, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam.
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Hosted by  Gek Boo Ng
Retired Economist, former Asia Regional Director of the International Labor Organization
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