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[NEWS] Towards Eradication Of Child Labor

有人認為,童工有助於一些兒童確保他們擁有本來無法獲得的住所和食物。這些人傾向於把童工描繪成有益的。但是,這種觀點有悖於兩個重要問題。首先,童工對兒童生活的各個方面都有不利影響。童工對兒童的身心健康有重大影響。某些形式的勞動會對兒童的健康和福祉產生不利影響,往往對他們的健康產生永久性影響。當兒童在危險環境中工作時尤其如此。無法就業的兒童接受教育,否則這些教育將幫助他們建設更美好的未來。此外,勞動兒童往往無法獲得醫療護理以及他們可能需要的其他行為和認知援助。他們中的許多人成為虐待,勒索或更糟的受害者。其次,接受童工這種積極的態度忽視了那些經常迫使兒童在其發展的早期階段進行工作的條件。正如聯合國兒童基金會所確定的那樣,“童工加劇了代際之間的貧窮週期,破壞了國家經濟,阻礙了實現可持續發展目標(可持續發展目標)的進展。”

Some argue that child labor helps some children to ensure that they have shelter and food that would otherwise not be available to them. These people tend to paint child labor as beneficial. However, this view detracts from two important issues. First, child labor has an adverse effect on all aspects of children’s lives. Child labor has a significant effect on children’s mental and physical wellbeing. Some forms of labor will have a detrimental effect on the health and well-being of children, often having a permanent effect on their health. This is especially so where children work in hazardous environments. Children in employment are prevented from accessing education that would otherwise help them to build a better future. Furthermore, children in labor often do not have access to medical care and other behavioral and cognitive assistance they may require. Many of them become victims of abuse, extortion or worse. Second, such acceptance of child labor as positive neglects the conditions that often force children to undertake work at very early stages of their development. As UNICEF identifies, ‘child labor reinforces intergenerational cycles of poverty, undermines national economies and impedes achieving progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).’

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[NEWS] Aawaz-II Programme Launched to Empower Youth, Women

“英國和巴基斯坦都承諾通過簽署第一部通用可持續發展目標,即可持續發展目標來消除童工現象,”巴基斯坦國際發展部駐巴基斯坦負責人喬安娜里德說。 “Aawaz II計劃是這一成功的重要組成部分。

聯合國駐地協調員尼爾布納赫先生在致辭中說:“通過幫助兒童,婦女和青年參與巴基斯坦的發展,這一聯合方案將通過減少不平等現象而使所有巴基斯坦人受益 – 這是一個關鍵的可持續發展目標。”

“The UK and Pakistan have both made a promise to eradicate child labour by signing up to the first universal set of Sustainable Development Goals, the SDGs,” said Joanna Reid, Head of DFID in Pakistan. “The Aawaz II programme is an essential component of that success.

In his message for the occasion, the UN Resident Coordinator, Mr. Neil Bunhe said, “By helping include children, women and youth in Pakistan’s development, this joint programme will benefit all Pakistanis by reducing inequality – a key Sustainable Development Goal.”

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[NEWS] SDG Knowledge Weekly: Regional Pathways to Sustainable Development

全球環境戰略研究所(IGES)在第五屆亞太可持續發展論壇(APFSD)之前發布了一份關於亞太地區可持續發展目標實現途徑的報告。

拉丁美洲和加勒比經濟委員會(拉加經委會)主辦了第30屆財政政策區域研討會,並發表了“2018年拉丁美洲和加勒比財政全景:2030年議程框架內的公共政策挑戰”報告。

兒童基金會發表了一份關於針對與兒童有關的可持續發展目標指標的進展情況的文件,發現歐洲與其他地區相比,儘管總體上持續進展,但數據差距仍然很大。

The Institute for Global Environmental Strategy (IGES) released a report on the realization of sustainable development goals in the Asia Pacific region before the Fifth Asia-Pacific Forum on Sustainable Development (APFSD).

The Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) hosted the 30th Regional Regional Symposium on Fiscal Policy and published the report “Financial Panorama of Latin America and the Caribbean 2018: Public Policy Challenges within the Framework of the 2030 Agenda”.

UNICEF issued a document on progress towards child-related indicators of sustainable development goals and found that the data gap remains large in Europe despite overall progress

Read full article: SDG Knowledge Weekly: Regional Pathways to Sustainable Development

 

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[NEWS] Global Targets Agreed for SDG Road Safety Progress

FIA Foundation Deputy Director Avi Silverman said: “These targets are essential if there is to be global progress towards the SDG agenda on road safety. They provide a clear set of actions to be prioritized by governments worldwide. And importantly, they take into account the needs of children and the vulnerable, setting the key objectives to save lives on the world’s roads.”

The goal of Sustainable Development Goal 3.6 is to halve the number of road traffic casualties by 2020. The focus of SRD 11.2 is to provide everyone with a safe and sustainable transportation system, improve road safety and pay special attention to children and vulnerable groups.

WHO Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said “Road injuries are the top cause of death for young people. It is simply not possible to improve child and adolescent health if we don’t address road traffic crashes”, which had emphasized the importance of the work, particularly for children and youngsters.

Read More: Governments have reached agreement on a set of global targets intended to drive progress towards the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) agenda on road safety

Download: FIA Foundation Annual Report 2017