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Monday, October 27, 1997 Published at 08:45 GMT



World: Europe

Child Labour Conference

Differences have emerged at an international conference in the Norwegian capital, Oslo, on ways of putting an end to the most intolerable forms of child labour -- such as sending children to work in mines, fireworks factories and the sex industry.

Development experts and delegates from the Indian sub-continent have been arguing that Western bans on exports of goods produced by child labour can cause great damage.

The Indian labour minister, M.

P.

Veerendra Kumar, said that instead, governments should provide the resources needed to eradicate child labour.

A BBC correspondent at the conference says it has now become clear that consensus on an action plan will not be easy to reach.

From the newsroom of the BBC World Service
 







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