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World Day Against Child Labour: Advances on Child Labour Measurement in the Agricultural Sector

Within the framework of the ICABR Conference on “Disruptive Innovations, Value Chains, and Rural Development”, The Italian Centre for International Development and the Understanding Children's Work Project will lead a session about child labour in the agricultural sector, to properly mark the World Day Against Child Labour, which is celebrated every year on June, 12.

Each year on June, 12, the World Day Against Child Labour (WDACL) highlights the plight of child labourers and what can be done to help them.

To mark this occasion, the session "World Day Against Child Labour: Advances on Child Labour Measurement in the Agricultural Sector" will present and discuss key challenges and interventions for addressing child labour in agriculture.

Child labour is mainly an agricultural issue. Worldwide 60 percent of all child labourers in the age group 5-17 years work in agriculture. This amounts to over 98 million girls and boys. Agriculture is one of the three most dangerous sectors in terms of work-related fatalities, non-fatal accidents, and occupational diseases. About 59 percent of all children in hazardous work aged 5–17 are in agriculture.

Find the full programme of the session here.

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"Moving upstream the “relevant” migration frontier. Strategic priorities to turn the migration challenge into a development opportunity"

Laura Frigenti* and Furio C. Rosati**

Migration is one of the most pressing issues on the international political agenda. Despite its current immediate emergency, however, migration is the result of long-term factors and very likely to last for many decades ahead. This calls for a new and more integrated approach to international migration, deeply rooted in sound empirical evidence of the complex dynamics driving people global mobility and emphasizing the key role of countries of origin as the centre of gravity of current and future migration policies and interventions to turn the migration challenge into a development opportunity for both origin and destination economies.

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ICID–SITES –IFAD Conference on International Development

The Italian Centre for International Development (ICID), The Italian Development Economists Association (SITES/IDEAS) and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) are jointly organizing a conference on international development.

Media e flussi migratori. Giornalisti e operatori insieme per applicare la Carta di Roma

Un corso di formazione continua per giornalisti a cura dell’Italian Centre for International Development con il supporto dell’Agenzia Italiana per la Cooperazione allo Sviluppo e con l'Associazione Carta di Roma con l'obiettivo di ampliare le competenze necessarie a parlare del fenomeno migratorio in maniera corretta.