Child labour is defined as work that is inappropriate for a child’s age, or more specifically, work that affects a child’s education or is likely to harm their health, safety or morals.
Around 70 percent of all child labourers work in agriculture (livestock, forestry, fishing or aquaculture) – that’s an increase of 12 percent, or 10 million more girls and boys, since 2012. Clearly, this is not an easy problem to erase, but it’s also an issue that we need to tackle to protect the well-being of millions of children.
Children should be free to fully realize their rights to education, leisure and healthy development. This in turn provides the essential foundation for broader social and economic development, poverty eradication and human rights.
Promoting and enforcing global action against child labour is the only way to protect the world’s children, and through them, our shared future.
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