“The topic of child labor is a multi-dimensional one that requires a comprehensive approach for its prevention and elimination,” Peña began at a panel discussing best practices in combating child labor at Partners' recent convention.
In an effort to support Paraguay’s government, private sector, and civil society’s commitment to to combat child labor and strengthen labor law enforcement, the United States government presented a new project called Paraguay Okakuaa at the U.S. Ambassador to Paraguay, Dr. Leslie A. Bassett’s residence. The project is funded by the U.S. Department of Labor. (Español a continuación)
Paraguay’s Ministry of Labor has established Feb. 26 as “National Formal Labor Day,” with the goal to ensure that workers’ rights are met, and to transmit the message that decent working conditions are a crucial step in the path to social and economic development for businesspeople, citizens, and all linked to the country’s economy.
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I’m a big admirer of the work that Partners of the Americas does, and I've had a long connection to the organization through my service in the Peace Corps in Paraguay. I’d like to tell you a story about an amazing youth from my community in Paraguay that has accomplished much with the help of Partners.