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International efforts needed to curb child trafficking: Satyarthi

Press Trust of India  |  Amman 

Nobel Laureate here today said that more active cooperation is needed among international organisations such as UNICEF, (ILO) and Human Rights Council (UNHRC) for arresting child trafficking.

He also said that countries associated with the (OICD) should provide more resources to attain the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) regarding the education sector till 2030, that will help in curbing the

"More active and deep cooperation needed among ILO, UNICEF, UNHRC, IMO (International Maritime Organisation) and other such international bodies to fight against child trafficking . We will lay stress on it in the summit meeting," Satyarthi told PTI-Bhasha here before the beginning of the second Laureates and Leaders for Children Summit 2018 on March 26-27 at the Convention Centre at the

Satyarthi has established the Laureates and Leaders for Children, its first meet was held in in December 2016, which was inaugarated by then

The summit is being held under the aegis of Jordan's Ibn

Tibetan the Dalai Lama, Satyarthi, Juan Carlos Varela Rodriguez, India's Women and Maneka Gandhi, member of Jordan's ruling family Ali Bin al Hussain, the US human rights activist and many other leaders and Nobel laureates will attend the summit.

The child rights activist said that along with child trafficking, is also a very big problem before the world.

"We have to make multi-dimensional endeavours to curb the By enacting strong laws, child labour has been reduced to a considerable strength but still we have 15 crore child labourers in the world," he said.

He said that there is need to punish the officials of those multi-national companies that are associated with activities that encourage child labour.

Satyarthi said to develop the political will, the summit will focus on collective responsibility and strong moral agreement.

He also called for global efforts to solve the refugee crisis.

"Children suffer most from the violence and the civil war," he said, stressing that goal of providing security and education to children and safeguarding their independence cannot be achieved without collective effort.

"This is the brutal truth of this world we live in. We need immediate and collective global effort to stop this (cruelty)," he said.

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First Published: Fri, March 23 2018. 20:15 IST