GLOBALIZATION, CHILD LABOUR, CHILD ABUSE AND CHILD RIGHTS AND NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Globalization is a phenomenon heavily associated with universal goodness. Be that as it may, the phenomenon has thrown up for several segments and sectors of society imponderable side effects and challenges. Beginning with the family, children are very critical. The future belongs to and depends on them. Accordingly, what are the rights of the child? In which ways has globalization advanced or vitiated these rights, particularly in the Periphery? What are the rooms for improvement? What is to be done? This paper argues that to a considerable extent child labor and abuse of child rights in the Periphery, are symptoms of deepen systemic pathologies woven around globalization. The paper indicates some of these pathologies. The paper accordingly indicates the possibility of a systematic treatment of the attendant challenges. In view of its imponderable implications, child`s right and associated issues are very critical, if sustainable international socio-economic development is the quest.