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- Today, throughout the world, around 215 million children work, many full-time. They do not go to school and have little or no time to play. Many do not receive proper nutrition or care. They are denied the chance to be children. More than half of them are exposed to the worst forms of child labour such as work in hazardous environments, slavery, or other forms of forced labour, illicit activities including drug trafficking and prostitution, as well as involvement in armed conflict.
- Guided by the principles enshrined in the ILO’s Minimum Age Convention No. 138 and Worst Forms of Child Labour Convention No. 182, The ILO InFocus Programme on Child Labour (IPEC) works to achieve the effective abolition of child labour.
- Accelerating action against child labour – ILO Global report on child labour 2010, published on IPEC, in en / fr / es: Download the 98 pdf-pages.
Same topic in german: Rund 215‘000‘000 Kinder arbeiten … 215 Millionen … zwischen 5 und 17 Jahren, laut ILO.