Friday, January 21

Government and private company sign agreement to eradicate child labor

A Framework Cooperation Agreement was signed by the Minister of Labor and Labor Development, Doris Zapata and the president of the National Council of Private Enterprise (CoNEP) Julio De La Lastra, what are you looking for promote a public-private alliance for the formation and articulation of a network of companies to work actively in the prevention and eradication of child labor and the protection of the adolescent working person, points to a Mitradel press release.

Zapata pointed out that this agreement represents the alliance work that has been carried out for many years with the International Labor Organization (ILO) and CoNEP, pTo continue fighting for the human rights of children and adolescents in the country.

For the president of CoNEP, Julio De La Lastra, with the signing of this agreement we seek the mechanisms to formalize through the Corporate Social Responsibility program, management strategies in the private sector aimed at compliance with national regulations and international on hiring requirements for adolescents and preventing child labor.

For his part, the Vice Minister of Commerce and Industries, Omar Montilla, indicated that andThis initiative represents an alliance between the government and the private sector, which allows the benefit of thousands of children and adolescents in our country.

Meanwhile, Elena Montobbio, director of the ILO Office for Central America, Haiti, Panama and the Dominican Republic, expressed her satisfaction with the commitment that Panama shows in reaching the 8.7 target of thehe Sustainable Development Goals to end child labor by 2025.

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