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We Must Tackle The Root Causes Of Child Labour

ILO Director-General Guy Ryder highlighted the importance of addressing the root causes of child labour, including in unpaid family work in agriculture. He spoke at a panel on child labour held on the sidelines of the International Labour Conference.

Ryder pointed out that some 152 million children aged 5 to 17 are in child labour worldwide. Between 2012 and 2016, there was “almost no reduction in the number of children aged 5 to 11 in child labour, and the number of these most vulnerable, youngest children in hazardous work actually increased.” More

Latest reports on urban youth and child labour

#MDGMomentum - Primary EducationRecent ILO report into child labour, which currently affects some 215 million children worldwide, shows that social protection policies can play a key role in the fight against it. Meanwhile UN-HABITAT’s report on urban youth stresses that the young are “society’s most important and dynamic human resource” despite close to half of them living on less than $2 a day. Continue reading