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Interview with German development Minister Gerd Müller announces campaign against exploitative child labour

development Minister Gerd Müller (CSU) wants to move companies to pay fair prices for products from poor countries. "In the coming year, I'm going to start a

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Interview with German development Minister Gerd Müller announces campaign against exploitative child labour

development Minister Gerd Müller (CSU) wants to move companies to pay fair prices for products from poor countries. "In the coming year, I'm going to start a campaign against exploitative child labour," said Miller of the daily mirror. The fact that at the beginning of the supply chains, in developing countries, ecological and social minimum standards were met, the Europe already for a long time, of course. "I expect that the German companies are involved here is much stronger," said the CSU politician, adding: "I don't believe that a company would like to justify the chief in the year 2019, publicly, why he makes his products with child labor." In the coming year, the first balance sheet drawn as to whether the largest German companies can guarantee with over 500 employees, in their supply chains human rights Standards are implemented. "If there is, however, on a voluntary Basis, no progress, we need legal regulations," announced the Minister.

According to the International labour organization 152 million children under the age of five to 17 years, worldwide, for economic work. About ten million of them were kept as slaves and were forced to work in households or in agriculture. 72 million girls and boys working in dangerous places, such as quarries or on commercial plantations. A third of the visits out of school. The NRW Federal state government sets up concrete, tombstones of child labour to be prohibited on municipal cemeteries. (with CBA)

The full Interview with Minister Gerd Müller read in the printed Sunday edition of the Tagesspiegel in E-Paper or on our Apps.

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