Worldwide, there are 150 million child laborers. The ILO has took it upon itself to stop it.
Many children in Africa have to work as domestic help, on plantations or in prostitution to survive. They are robbed of their childhood and guaranteed a life in poverty if they are kept out of school.
The UN's international labor organization has started centenary celebrations in Geneva. Chancellor Merkel is among the world leaders attending to make a point for "social standards."
Victims of sexual abuse during childhood often face a race against time to come forward and report their offenders. DW looks at how statutes of limitations for such crimes vary across the European Union.
A cannabis-based drug may soon be available to treat extreme forms of childhood epilepsy. Before sales begin, the US Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) must reclassify the cannabis compound CBD as having medical properties.
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