Supported by the International Labor Organization, the Confederation of Entrepreneurs of Azerbaijan held a joint conference; The role of entrepreneurs in ceasing child labor in agriculture on February 2nd, Trend reports. Opening the conference, the President of the Confederation, Alekper Mammadov, stated that the key goal of the project is to expand the opportunities of entrepreneurs in ending child labor in cotton-growing.
According to Mammadov, from 2007 the Confederation has started to realize the 2nd stage of the project. The primary goal of the visit is to decrease the role of entrepreneurs in using child labor in tea and tobacco collection.
Making a speech at the conference, a representative of the International Labor Organization, Yashar Hamzayev, expressed his attitude towards the problems of using child labor in agriculture and stressed that the International Labor Organization has such measures in several countries around the world. Research shows that Turkey is the leading country in ceasing child labor.
The Co-ordinator of the project, Sedaget Gambarova, spelt out that research shows that the use of child labor in agriculture is caused by the poverty, low quality of education and lack of workforce.