Environment Magazine

168.000.000 Good Reasons

Posted on the 23 September 2013 by Thewritefuture @thewritefuture

Even though the number of child labourers has globally declined with 78 million, there are still 168m children between 5-17 years old involved in hazardous work that endangers their health, safety and moral development. 

Photo child labour

The target of the International Labour Organisation (ILO) to eliminate the worst forms of child labor in 2016 will not be reached at this rate of decline. More effort will have to be made. ILO explains that "policy choices" and accompanying investments in education and social protection have played a key role in the improvement of lifes of the children in less developped parts of the world. So we know what to do, and there are still 168.000.000 reasons why we can't give up now!

More info:

Info child labour


Facts on Child Labour

IPEC, International Programme on the Elimination of Child Labour

Financial Times

What we can do:

Take Action, red card to child labour


Save the Children

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