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Date: Mar 5, 2010 6:42 AM
Subject: Reports + new developments on child labour and caste discrimination
In this issue of India News you will find information on recent
developments and reports on both the issues of child labour & eduction
and caste-based discrimination.
Child labour and education
On 5 November 2009 the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs organized an
expert seminar on child labour, education and the role of donors. The
report of the meeting, ''Eliminating Child Labour - The role of
bilateral donors'', including a concluding statement by the
participants and a reaction by the Minister, has now been published.
You can find it here:
Fairtrade Labelling Organizations (FLO) International has published a
new position paper on child labour which can be found here:
Dalits and human rights
The International Dalit Solidarity Network has just published its very
informative Annual report 2009. See: http://www.dalits.
On the same page you can also find IDSN's annual reports since 2004
The day before yesterday the Dutch Minister of Foreign Affairs has
devoted a substantial paragraph in his speech to the Human Rights
Council to the issue of work and descent/ caste-based discrimnation.
He quoted the UN High Commissioner'
earlier statements and spoke in favour of the UN Principles and
Guidelines on Discrimination Based on Work and Descent.
An article on the speech and reaction by the Dalit Network Netherlands
can be found here:
director India Committee of the Netherlands
3511 LH Utrecht
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