Speech given at the III Global Conference on Child Labour, Brasilia, Brazil, October 9, 2013.
I am grateful for the opportunity to speak on behalf of my organization, the International Labor Rights Forum and as a representative of the US Child Labor Coalition, where I chair the international committee. Brothers and sisters in the fight against child labor, we are making progress, but the progress is not enough. There are still 168 million child laborers; 85 million of them toiling under hazardous conditions.
I want to congratulate Brazil on its progress in reducing the incidence of child labor.