The UNICEF Council is discussing about an important topic in modern global politics, the child labor. Child labor generally involves agricultural or industrial work, putting young children in very dangerous work conditions. In the poorest countries, around one in four children ( ages 5 to 17) are engaged in labour, which is considered detrimental to their health and development. Many delegates from different countries have met today to discuss and try to unfold strategies to end child labor in developing and underdeveloped countries.
During the Opening Speeches, all the delegations declared themselves determined to help to solve the problem. The US have declared themselves as open to negotiate and help the nations that are in need and are, alike the delegation of Russia, willing to put aside political matters in order to solve the problem. Other countries such as Brazil, that are aware of their situations, are accepting help from other nations.
During the debate, China affirms that an efficient solution would be a change on the economical system from others nations, although child labor is still extremely and clearly present in China. Germany, as well as the US, recognizes that poverty and the lack of education contribute to the increase of child labor in the more underdeveloped countries, therefore they are willing to give financial help and make infrastructural investments in countries in need.
A lot has been discussed so far and the delegates hope that by the end of the sessions, they are going to be able to create one or even two different resolutions, favorable for all nations.