Convention on the Rights of the Child

Child labour

Every child has the right to be protected from hazardous or harmful work and from economic exploitation.

UNICEF Image: Infographic: Since 2000 the number of children in child labour has fallen by 1/3. 168 milliion children worldwide are still forced to work.
Every child has the right to be protected from hazardous or harmful work and from economic exploitation

A growing movement in response to child labour began to gain global momentum in the mid-1990s. The number of children in child labour declined by about one third between 2000 and 2012, but the progress has been too slow to eliminate the practice.

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