Global Crisis of Child Labour Awareness Day

There are approximately 168 million child laborers around the world according to the International Labor Organization (ILO). On the United Nations World Day against Child Labour, on Monday 12 June 2017, second semester International Business Management (IBM2) students organized an Awareness Day at the HFU Business School on the Schwenningen Campus to inform HFU staff and students about the global crisis of child labour. The students aimed to highlight not only the humanitarian disaster, but also the dilemma which international business often faces in sourcing raw materials and finished goods. There are very few places in the world where businesses are not at risk of having some brush with child labor — even the United States has not eradicated the practice. The students used questionnaires and videos among other tools, to share their research findings from around the globe.

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