Buenos Aires, Nov 16 (EFE) .- The president of Argentina, Mauricio Macri, today closed the Fourth World Conference on the Sustained Eradication of Child Labor in Buenos Aires, a matter on which he assured that the country "has a lot of work ahead".
In his speech, Macri congratulated the Argentine Minister of Labor, Jorge Triaca, for his "evaluation and work made throughout the country "to" know what is the starting point "about this problem, whose result is that" they have found that they have a lot of work ahead. "
" Child labor only brings more poverty, unemployment and destruction of opportunities, "said the president, who added that the commitments that are reached in this regard" have to be measurable "in order to verify later compliance.
Macri stressed that the Government "wants young people to be studying", in a world marked by the "technological revolution", in which the children must "acquire the tools that allow them to dream and tomorrow to carry out their dreams".
"Each one has to do his part. That or any of the great problems of humanity, "he said to the thousand people attending the event, including leaders from numerous nations and companies.
According to the United Nations data, there are currently 152 million child victims of child labor and 25 million people in forced labor, including 5.7 million children.
Only in Argentina, according to data released today by the Executive, 715,000 children are forced to work, and more than 50% do so on their own to help their children. family.
The world conference to eradicate child labor took place within the framework of goal 8.7 of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development of the United Nations, which establishes the eradication of child labor by the year 2025.
The forum was organized by the Argentine Ministry of Labor, Employment and Social Security with the support of the Organization World of Work (ILO).