8. DECENT WORK AND ECONOMIC GROWTH

National Leaders to Discuss U.S. Child Labor Laws

National Leaders to Discuss U.S. Child Labor Laws
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National Leaders to Discuss U.S. Child Labor Laws  University of Arkansas Newswire

Arkansas Law Review Symposium: Children at Work

Sep. 22, 2023

National Leaders to Discuss U.S. Child Labor Laws

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The Arkansas Law Review, in collaboration with the U of A School of Law, is proud to present the annual symposium on Children at Work. This symposium will be held on Friday, Oct. 13, from 8:15 a.m. to 4:50 p.m. in the law school’s E.J. Ball Courtroom.

The symposium aims to address various topics related to child labor in the United States, aligning with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) set by the United Nations. These goals include eradicating poverty, promoting quality education, ensuring decent work and economic growth, and reducing inequalities.

Sessions, Speakers, Moderators

  1. Welcome/Opening Remarks

    • Speakers: Dean Cynthia Nance, Professor Annie Smith, Symposium Editor John Hudson, Editor-in-Chief Jissel Esparza
  2. Regulation of Children in the Workplace

    • Panel: Professor Betsy Wood, Laura Huizar, Professor Michael Pierce (moderator)
  3. Child Labor Trafficking

    • Panel: Professor Annie Fukushima, Erin Albright, Sabra Boyd, Professor Annie Smith (moderator)
  4. Lunch Keynote: “State Policy Approaches to Oppressive Child Labor”

    • Keynote Speaker: Terri Gerstein
  5. The Shifting Child Labor Landscape

    • A Conversation with Reid Maki and Jennifer Sherer; Dean Cynthia Nance (moderator)
  6. Emerging Issues in Children at Work

    • Panel: Marisa Peterson, Professor Shefali Milczarek-Desai, Professor Naomi Cahn, Professor Jill Lens (moderator)
  7. Strategies to Ensure Youth Health and Safety in the Workplace

    • Panel: Yasin Kahn, Daveante Jones, Professor Sara Gosman (moderator)
  8. Closing Remarks/Adjournment

    • Please direct all questions to Arkansas Law Review Symposium Editor John Hudson, jah057@uark.edu.

Attendance at the symposium is approved for up to seven hours of continuing legal education credit. The public is also invited to attend, and admission is free. However, registration is required. To reserve your seat, please register here. The complete schedule and speaker bios can be found here.

About the Arkansas Law Review: The Arkansas Law Review publishes relevant scholarship on notable domestic and international issues to elicit informed discussions and provide intellectual and practical assistance to members of the legal community. The quarterly publication disseminates scholarly and authoritative articles on significant legal issues. Its editorial board serves the Arkansas legal community and beyond by publishing scholarship of state, national, and international importance.

About the School of Law: The U of A School of Law offers a competitive J.D. program as well as an advanced LL.M. program, both taught by nationally recognized faculty. The school provides unique opportunities for students to participate in pro bono work, externships, live client clinics, competitions, and food and agriculture initiatives. The school is committed to fostering a diverse, inclusive, and equitable community by addressing issues of race, color, ethnicity, and their impacts on students, faculty, and staff members. From admitting the Six Pioneers, the first African American students to attend law school in the South without a court order, to producing graduates who have become governors, judges, prosecutors, and even President of the United States and Secretary of State, the law school has a rich history and culture. Follow us at @uarklaw.

SDGs, Targets, and Indicators in the Article

1. Which SDGs are addressed or connected to the issues highlighted in the article?

  • SDG 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 4: Quality Education
  • SDG 10: Reduced Inequalities

2. What specific targets under those SDGs can be identified based on the article’s content?

  • SDG 8.7: Take immediate and effective measures to eradicate forced labor, end modern slavery and human trafficking, and secure the prohibition and elimination of the worst forms of child labor.
  • SDG 4.4: By 2030, substantially increase the number of youth and adults who have relevant skills, including technical and vocational skills, for employment, decent jobs, and entrepreneurship.
  • SDG 10.7: Facilitate orderly, safe, regular, and responsible migration and mobility of people, including through the implementation of planned and well-managed migration policies.

3. Are there any indicators mentioned or implied in the article that can be used to measure progress towards the identified targets?

  • Indicator for SDG 8.7: Number of children engaged in child labor.
  • Indicator for SDG 4.4: Number of youth and adults with relevant skills for employment.
  • Indicator for SDG 10.7: Number of migrants with access to safe and regular migration channels.

Table: SDGs, Targets, and Indicators

SDGs Targets Indicators
SDG 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth Target 8.7: Take immediate and effective measures to eradicate forced labor, end modern slavery and human trafficking, and secure the prohibition and elimination of the worst forms of child labor. Indicator: Number of children engaged in child labor.
SDG 4: Quality Education Target 4.4: By 2030, substantially increase the number of youth and adults who have relevant skills, including technical and vocational skills, for employment, decent jobs, and entrepreneurship. Indicator: Number of youth and adults with relevant skills for employment.
SDG 10: Reduced Inequalities Target 10.7: Facilitate orderly, safe, regular, and responsible migration and mobility of people, including through the implementation of planned and well-managed migration policies. Indicator: Number of migrants with access to safe and regular migration channels.

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