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An apex body of carpet exporters have petitioned the United States government to exempt Indian carpets from the ambit of a recent amendment prohibiting import of goods produced by child labour. The

The sarpanch of Kalva in Orvakal Mandal of Kurnool district, Mrs. Fathima Bi will receive an award from the U.N. Secretary General, Mr. Kofi Annan, at New York next month. This was formally announced

The government of Nepal and the US Agency for International Development has signed an amendment adding US$2 million to the Strategic Objective Agreement for increased women's empowerment. This

More than 10 per cent of the nearly 800,000 diamond and gemstone workers in India are children as young as eight years of age, who work for a pittance polishing and cutting the gems without

International Labour Organization (ILO) and the UN Children's Educational Fund (UNICEF) announced a programme to combat the bonded labour problem in Nepal. The programme entitled:"Towards elimination

Permits for entry to Aboriginal land in Australia should be scrapped and territory governments should be able to acquire Aboriginal land for public purposes, a review of the Northern Territory Land

The National Human Rights Commission has identified six areas including Telangana (AP) and Kalahandi (Orissa) which need priority attention in eradicating bonded labour and drawn up an action plan to

The first meeting of the National Human Rights Commission's Central Action Group on bonded labour has decided to identify the districts where the practice is acute and organise a workshop for the

The Federal Government of Australia is trying to water down the United Nations declaration on the rights of indigenous peoples after attacks on the UN initiative by the One Nation Leader, Mrs

Adidas-Saloman said an internal investigation had found no evidence that sub-contractors had used prison labour in China to produce footballs. The German sports goods company suspended orders for

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