A more proactive World
(WHO) seems to be in
the offing. The Organi-
zation intends to set up
an earlywarning system
El and a rapid reaction
force to tackle epidemics. A section of the
WHO is launchimg a global surveillance
network of laboratories geared to focus on
rare disease-causing bacteria and viruses. Rapid intervention on site will be a new
venture for these laboratories.
The International Labour Organization (ILO) has called for a realistic approach to child labour in a report. It warns that trade boycott of goods, made by sewing infants, may harm rather than advance welfare to them. Contrary to popular perception, the report reveals, export industries - like textiles, clothing, carpets and footwear - employ relatively fewer children. Most child workers are unpaid family workers.
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