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Bolivia to ban child labour

Bolivia will introduce a law to stop children from working under unsafe conditions. The Govt has identified 10 areas of work, including chestnut collection in the Amazon, mines and sugarcane harvest, where child labour will be prohibited, Labour Minister Calixto Chipana said.

world Updated: Sep 22, 2009 08:25 IST

Bolivia will introduce a law to stop children from working under unsafe conditions.

The government has identified 10 areas of work, including chestnut collection in the Amazon, mines and sugarcane harvest, where child labour will be prohibited, Labour Minister Calixto Chipana said Monday.

He said the National Council of Economic Policy (CONAPE) is currently drafting the new rules.

The government would later on introduce new policies to allow children who are the sole earner of their families to work in safe environments where their rights are not violated, he added.

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