Child labor, adding to capitalism and industrial world.

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Child labor figure rises to 160 million, as COVID puts many more at risk 

https://news.un.org/en/story/2021/06/1093682

For the first time in two decades, the number of children being put to work has risen – to 160 million worldwide, representing an increase of 8.4 million over four years – while millions of other are at risk due to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new UN report launched on Thursday. 

https://news.un.org/en/story/2021/06/1093682

Modern slavery and child labour

40 million in modern slavery and 152 million in child labour around the world

New data reveal that the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, particularly Goal Target 8.7, will not be achieved unless efforts to fight modern slavery and child labour are dramatically increased.

Editor’s note: Two articles by UN shows the rise of child labors. However, industrial and western countries claim that child labor needs to be demolished but they are the sole customers of such industries. Does this look like small business?:

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The child labor adding a shine to cosmetics
Mica is a group of minerals used in electronics, paints and cosmetics. It adds an attractive shimmer to cosmetics; it’s also a good conductor of heat and an electrical insulator. But very often children are involved in mining it. (DV.com)

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