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Reducing child labour

3 October 2011

Tadevos AvetisyanUnder the aegis of an EU-funded project, which aims to reduce and, in some instances, wholly eliminate the use of child labour a discussion on problems in the Armenian private sector was held on 14 June in Yerevan. While participants agreed it was better for children to learn instead of work, they saw a key difficulty in establishing whether a child were employed or not.
The specifics of labour regulations for children under 16 years of age were presented by Tadevos Avetisyan, the Head of the Labour and Employment Department of the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs of Armenia. He said that Armenia appeared to be dealing with this problem better than many other developing countries, mostly because the Armenian mentality refuses to accept the exploitation of children. However, much work would have to be done before the end of the year, he added. One of the recent developments was a Code of Conduct for Employers, which was not a legal requirement, but desirable to follow.
The project is financed by the European Union and implemented by the Centre of Socio-Economic Research (CSERA). It will run until the end of 2011.

Reducing child labour

Tadevos AvetisyanUnder the aegis of an EU-funded project, which aims to reduce and, in some instances, wholly eliminate the use of child labour a discussion on problems in the Armenian private sector was held on 14 June in Yerevan. While participants agreed it was better for children to learn instead of work, they saw a key difficulty in establishing whether a child were employed or not. The specifics of labour regulations for children under 16 years of age were presented by Tadevos Avetisyan, the Head of the Labour and Employment Department of the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs of Armenia. He said that Armenia appeared to be dealing with this problem better than many other developing countries, mostly because the Armenian mentality refuses to accept the exploitation of children. However, much work would have to be done before the end of the year, he added. One of the recent developments was a Code of Conduct for Employers, which was not a legal requirement, but desirable to follow. The project is financed by the European Union and implemented by the Centre of Socio-Economic Research (CSERA). It will run until the end of 2011.