A POLICE cadet was given the opportunity to talk about how he wants to bring an end to child labour at an international conference.
Kraig Haughton, 18, of Hillingdon, was chosen out of 600 applicants across London to speak at the Geneva Convention last Thursday.
Kraig goes to the Ruislip cadet unit at Ruislip Youth People's Centre in Bury Street, and arrived back from the five-day trip on Saturday.
The Metropolitan Police DNA administrator said: "In the presentation we talked about what child labour is and where it's happening and how we can stop it."
"Our presentation to the International Labour Organisation at the convention was really powerful. They thought we hit the nail on the head."
The Geneva Conventions are made up of four treaties that set the standards for international law for humanitarian concerns.
Kraig said: "We want to reach out to all of the 1,100 cadets and we are going to go to schools to raise awareness about child labour."
Kraig also got to climb Mont Blanc while on his visit and enjoyed some of the atmosphere of Euro 2008.
He said: "I have learnt more about myself and how to speak to different varieties of people and my confidence has shot up."
* Anyone aged 14-19 can apply to be a police cadet. For more information about joining, go to www.met.police.uk or call PC Doug Dewey on 0208 246 1831.