State of the World's Children State of the World's Children

The State of the World's Children 1997 focuses on the controversial and emotional as well as complex and challenging issue of child labour, and asserts that thoughtful and comprehensive attempts at solution must be guided by the best interests of the child and the Convention on the Rights of the Child.

UNICEF urges an immediate end to hazardous and exploitative child labour, and advocates urgent support for education, so that children may acquire knowledge and skills to improve their lives.

News Features
Read the real-life, human stories of some working children and what's being done to help them.

Fact Sheets
Get the facts and figures on child labour and the percentage of children not in school.

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