Title

Made in________, by Your Child

Poster Number

35

Format

Poster Presentation

Faculty Mentor Name

Keith Smith

Faculty Mentor Department

Political Science

Abstract/Artist Statement

While globalization is becoming an increasingly important function in today’s world the international community has emphasized the need for a universal order to ensure international relations run effectively. This is where international treaties and conventions come into action yet the reality is that many states sign and ratify these agreements but do not or cannot actually fulfill the components. I specifically look into Convention No. 182 which concerns the prohibition and immediate action for the elimination of the worst forms of child labor. Why have some countries implemented Convention No. 182 while others have not? What factors or characteristics lead a country to actually implement the components of a signed treaty? Through a comparative analysis of 19 countries including each country’s GDP, GDP growth, and access to primary education I am hoping to find that when a country is given certain measures compliance will be met. This Convention was created to try and help the rights of the child but what I have found so far is that the higher a country’s Gross Domestic Product the higher probability the country will comply, which means it is almost impossible for poorer countries to comply. There are still 215 million children worldwide trapped in child labor and while the children working may not be our direct responsibility, what if it was your child?

Location

DeRosa University Center, Ballroom

Start Date

21-4-2011 6:00 PM

End Date

21-4-2011 8:00 PM

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Made in________, by Your Child

DeRosa University Center, Ballroom

While globalization is becoming an increasingly important function in today’s world the international community has emphasized the need for a universal order to ensure international relations run effectively. This is where international treaties and conventions come into action yet the reality is that many states sign and ratify these agreements but do not or cannot actually fulfill the components. I specifically look into Convention No. 182 which concerns the prohibition and immediate action for the elimination of the worst forms of child labor. Why have some countries implemented Convention No. 182 while others have not? What factors or characteristics lead a country to actually implement the components of a signed treaty? Through a comparative analysis of 19 countries including each country’s GDP, GDP growth, and access to primary education I am hoping to find that when a country is given certain measures compliance will be met. This Convention was created to try and help the rights of the child but what I have found so far is that the higher a country’s Gross Domestic Product the higher probability the country will comply, which means it is almost impossible for poorer countries to comply. There are still 215 million children worldwide trapped in child labor and while the children working may not be our direct responsibility, what if it was your child?