ERIC Number: ED371901
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Street and Working Children. Innocenti Global Seminar (Florence, Italy, February 15-25, 1993). Summary Report.
This report describes a seminar designed to develop a better understanding of the problems and needs of working children and children living in the streets, to analyze policy and program experiences in working with such children, and to draft a set of recommendations to help improve the conditions of street and working children in the context of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. The report examines historical trends in child labor, the difficulty of identifying the number of street and working children, and the visible and invisible child work force. The report recommends that more be done to: (1) identify and reach children at risk, especially those in agriculture, domestic service, and in marginal activities; (2) maximize the opportunities for mobilizing partnerships and building alliances among families, communities, local organizations, and political leadership in an effort to transform the "enemies" of street and working children into allies and protectors; (3) develop relevant and cost-effective programs to meet the needs of such children; and (4) respond more adequately to the particular vulnerabilities of young girls who work. Three appendixes provide the text of specific recommendations, the seminar agenda, and a list of seminar participants. (MDM)
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, At Risk Persons, Child Abuse, Child Health, Child Labor, Children, Childrens Rights, Developing Nations, Females, Foreign Countries, Homeless People, Household Workers, Intervention, Males, Poverty, Poverty Programs, Program Development, Program Effectiveness, Seminars, Sexual Abuse
UNICEF International Child Development Centre, Piazza Santissima Annunziata, 12, 50122, Florence, Italy.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: United Nations Children's Fund, Florence (Italy). International Child Development Centre.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child