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http://www.ilo.org/global/about-the-ilo/artworks/WCMS_190962/lang--en/index.htm

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Nicolas Cage: Let's end child labour

 

Statement | 08 October 2012

Hello,

I’m Nicolas Cage and I am proud to be lending my voice to support the work of the International Labour Organization to end child labour across the world.

There are more than 215 million child workers in the world today, many of them in hazardous environments doing back-breaking work. Millions are forced into slavery or exploited in drug trafficking and prostitution. Most of these children do not attend school or receive the most basic nutrition or medical care that all children deserve.

As the father of two sons, this is a situation that I find unacceptable, and it makes me want to do something about it.

And if you feel, like I do, that we must put an end to child labour, you can help in many different ways.

You can ask your government to ratify – and put into practice – the international convention to eliminate the worst forms of child labour – ILO Convention 182.

As a consumer, you can contact the companies who make clothes, sports equipment, food and many other goods, and ask them to commit to making sure there is no child labour in their supply chains.

To find out more about how you can help, visit www.ilo.org/takeaction.

The ILO has a successful track record of working with governments, businesses and international stakeholders to put to an end to child labour.

And with your help, they can do even more.

Together, we can change things for the better, and give these children a chance to get an education and have the opportunity to live a healthy, productive life, in freedom, in dignity and in happiness.

Thank you for giving hope to children around the world.



Nicolas Cage



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 Here is more on the ILO organization Nic is supporting, Artworks

http://www.ilo.org/global/about-the-ilo/media-centre/press-releases/WCMS_191467/lang--en/index.htm

ILO launches artists programme, Nicolas Cage calls for an end to child labour

The International Labour Organization (ILO) – the UN agency specialising in the world of work – launches ArtWorks, an artist engagement programme to raise awareness of fundamental rights at work, including freedom from slavery and from child labour.

 

Press release | 15 October 2012

GENEVA (ILO News) – The International Labour Organization (ILO) – the UN agency specialising in the world of work – launched ArtWorks, an artist engagement programme to raise awareness of fundamental rights at work, including freedom from slavery and from child labour.

Hollywood heavyweight Nicolas Cage is the first artist to support ArtWorks. Cage says he’s proud to help the ILO’s work to end child labour.

There are more than 215 million child workers in the world today. “As the father of two sons, this is a situation that I find unacceptable, and it makes me want to do something about it,” said Cage in a statement on the ArtWorks website. He calls on people to take action, from urging governments to ratify the international convention to eliminate the worst forms of child labour to writing to clothing and sports equipment manufacturers, asking them to ensure there is no child labour in their supply chains.

ILO Director-General Guy Ryder recalled that artists have supported the work of the ILO in the past and he now feels the need to revive the collaboration. “Work is a transformative force in our society, and so is Art – it inspires and moves people to act,” said Ryder. “When we look around the world and see hundreds of millions of people living in poverty, or in conditions of slavery, when we see millions of children forced to work – and millions of adults and youngsters without a job, when we see people’s rights under threat, we feel that we need to work with artists even closer than before, to draw attention to the plight of all these women, men and children. We can do a great deal of good if we work together,” he added.

ArtWorks has also attracted the support of rising stars. Songwriter Vienne and Step Up actress Kathryn McCormick have teamed up in the music video ‘She Breaks’, which Vienne wrote after hearing a young lady in her late teens tell her story about being trafficked across international borders for the sex trade.

“Work is part of our identity, it’s central to our human condition,” said ILO Director of Communications Marcia Poole, adding that “the world of work is in profound crisis, from scourges such as modern-day slavery to child labour and the global job crisis. But we can change things if people take action and this is why the support of artists is extremely important. We are thrilled to have Nicolas Cage supporting the fight to end child labour and we’re in conversation with other artists, so ArtWorks will be growing in the coming months.”

The ILO is the oldest UN agency and was created before the UN itself. It was founded in 1919, as part of the Treaty of Versailles that ended World War I, to reflect the belief that universal and lasting peace can be accomplished only if it is based on social justice. The ILO was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1969.



-- Edited by Lady Trueheart on Tuesday 16th of October 2012 06:09:23 AM

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What a touching statement! It is great, that Nic made that one, to raise awareness of this horrible child labour, that, unfortunatly, in our modern times, still exists! Every child on this earth deserves a childhood, that isn`t filled with work, but instead with joy, education and love! When they are grown ups, then they have enough work to do! Thanks, Lady T., for posting this two articles!

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Lady Trueheart wrote:

http://www.ilo.org/global/about-the-ilo/artworks/WCMS_190962/lang--en/index.htm

wcms_190940.jpg

Nicolas Cage: Let's end child labour

 

Statement | 08 October 2012

Hello,

I’m Nicolas Cage and I am proud to be lending my voice to support the work of the International Labour Organization to end child labour across the world.

There are more than 215 million child workers in the world today, many of them in hazardous environments doing back-breaking work. Millions are forced into slavery or exploited in drug trafficking and prostitution. Most of these children do not attend school or receive the most basic nutrition or medical care that all children deserve.

As the father of two sons, this is a situation that I find unacceptable, and it makes me want to do something about it.

And if you feel, like I do, that we must put an end to child labour, you can help in many different ways.

You can ask your government to ratify – and put into practice – the international convention to eliminate the worst forms of child labour – ILO Convention 182.

As a consumer, you can contact the companies who make clothes, sports equipment, food and many other goods, and ask them to commit to making sure there is no child labour in their supply chains.

To find out more about how you can help, visit www.ilo.org/takeaction.

The ILO has a successful track record of working with governments, businesses and international stakeholders to put to an end to child labour.

And with your help, they can do even more.

Together, we can change things for the better, and give these children a chance to get an education and have the opportunity to live a healthy, productive life, in freedom, in dignity and in happiness.

Thank you for giving hope to children around the world.



Nicolas Cage


 Bravo Sir Knight for shining a light on another crucial world issue, for putting it right in peoples' faces more of the despicable acts that adults impose on childrens of our world and how consumer greed and materialism directly perpetuates it. There are always ethical options. your voice may just be powerful enough for people to listen. Don't stop!



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