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Extension of child labor survey process approved

Extension of child labor survey process approved

[12/April/2009]



SANA'A, April 12 (Saba)- A meeting headed by Minister of Planning and International Cooperation Abdul-Karim al-Arhabi held on Sunday approved extension of the child labor survey process in the rural areas and cities.

The meeting also approved forming a committee of concerned bodies to determine the deficit in the process to be covered by the government and donors.

It also discussed a report on the outcomes of meetings were held between the Central Statistical Organization (CSO) and the mission of International Labor Organization (ILO) that discussed the process of child labor survey.

In the meeting, al-Arhabi affirmed the importance of the survey in building the decisions and plans of future development in Yemen, making reference to the social surveys of child labor achieved by (CSO) is a main step in building a data base for the Yemeni labor children.

For her part, Minister of Social Affairs and Labor Amat al-Razzaq Humad said that her ministry depends on the survey to carry out its plans, programs and strategies. She talked over the problems that face the poor children due to their works in the farmers, factories and streets.

She confirmed that Yemen has passed an affirmative step to reduce the children labor and mentioned the governmental efforts supported by (ILO) and UNICEF.

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