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"Child labor will increase for first time in decades" - Kailash

Saturday, May 29, 2021

May 24, 2021.  Kailash Satyarthi warned that at least 140 million more children have been pushed into extreme poverty as a result of the pandemic, and the number of children exploited in child labor is expected to increase for the first time in decades..

As members will be aware, Kailash, who has been a guest of the Society, is a Nobel Peace laureate.

He was addressing the opening of the 74th World Health Assembly.

The Federal Chancellor (Bundeskanzlerin) of the Federal Republic of Germany Angela Merkel, and Monsieur le Président of the French Republic Emmanuel Macron, along with the Secretary-General of the World Health Organization, were present.  It was a virtual meeting.