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Church in Central America to discuss issue of child labor

.- The bishops of Central America will gather in Panama August 8 and 9 with the ministers of education from the region and those from the Dominican Republic to study ways to eliminate child labor.

The meeting, organized by the Episcopal Secretariat of Central America (SEDAC) and the Central American Educational and Cultural Coordination (CEEC), aims to apply the norms of the International Organization of Work (IOW) for the eradication of the exploitation of children in the workplace.

The meeting will be inaugurated by the president of the Bishops’ Conference of Guatemala, Bishop Alvaro Ramazzini, the secretary of SEDAC, Bishop Angel San Casimiro, and the First Lady of Panama, Vivian de Torrijos, who is head of the Committee for the Eradication of Child Labor and the Protection of Adolescent Workers.

According to a press release by the IOW, the bishops and the ministers of education will analyze “concrete steps that should be taken to fulfill commitments that have been made” in this area.

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