Eliminating child Labour

End Child Labour

The United Nations has proclaimed 2021 as the International Year for the Elimination of Child Labour. Many countries have committed to working towards the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Target 8.7 of this agenda is a commitment to end child labour in all its forms by 2025.

While child labour has decreased by 38% in the last decade there are still 152 million children in child labour. The on-going Covid-19 pandemic increases the vulnerability of children to being forced into child labour.  With only four years left to realise the target of ending child labour by 2025, it is imperative that action be intensified to have this become a reality. The Interanational Labour Organization (ILO) and Alliance 8.7 are collaborating to facilitate the organization and implementation of the International Year. Read more…

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