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One child’s life can perhaps be much more diverse depending on the country and his/her social background. As a matter fact, one child could possibly be receiving a new gift that has been formulated by another child across the globe; all aspects of life is same between them, such as age, gender and even the figures of siblings, but just because they were born in a different country with a massive difference in living conditions, they live and experience a completely contrasting life. Child labour was introduced during the Industrial Revolution reaching the extremes of perilous forms of labour amongst the youth. The detrimental act of child labour is a catalyst to the cause of social change due to the lack of legislations strictly prohibiting child labour, as well as the incentive practices of child labour by multibillion dollar corporations, and the major mental and physical consequences child labour obtains on the future of these children. As Nelson Mandela’s wise words states, “there can be no keener revelation of a society’s soul than the way in which it treats it children,” remarks how inhumane the actions that are constructed can be towards innocent souls of the future. In fact, children are future citizens of the nation and their adequate development is the absolute priority of a country. Moreover, although the General Assembly has constructed substantial legislations emphasizing the rights of a child, many corporations worldwide disregard their rights and continue to exercise child labour. The U.S. Congress passed two laws, in 1918 and 1922, but the Supreme Court declared both unconstitutional. In 1924, Congress proposed a constitutional amendment constraining child labour, but the states did not endorse it. However in 1996, in article 32, the General Assembly adopted resolution on the rights of a child, which was called upon Governments to take legislative, administrative, social and educational measures to ensure the protection of children from economic exploitation. Precisely the protection from operating any work that is prone to be hazardous or to interfere with the child’s education, or to be damaging to the child’s health or physical, mental, spiritual, moral or social development. Additionally, approximately 889,416 multinational companies around the world (82,053 parent corporations and 807,363 affiliates), only a fraction of those – 8,317 businesses worldwide – are participating in the United Nations Global Compact. Of those number, a mere 55 businesses from Canada are represented. The coming into force of the Convention on the Rights of the Child constitutes an important development in the struggle against child labour to protect and promote the rights of the child. In fact, the International Labour Organization (ILO) Convention No. 182 requires governments to give priority to eliminating the worst forms of child labour undertaken by all children under the age of 18 years. The need to be establishing and integrating further nuanced policy and more sophisticated understanding of child labour is exceedingly crucial. This is because once a country ratifies a United Nations nuanced convention, then that is when it translates into national law. It is then the commitment and devotion towards obeying these legislations emphasizing the atrocious act of child labour, is when a child will then officially be respected and granted their human rights back. Furthermore, the prejudicial act of child labour was first introduced in the Industrial Revolution from 1760s to the 1850s and such actions are still condoned and exploit by multinational industries that we invest our money in.