105th International Labour Conference
Child labour: The time for excuses is over
168 million children are in or at risk for child labour around the world and current levels of crisis and conflict heighten the vulnerability of children to exploitation. But at the 105th International Labour Conference, delegates were told that international standards now in place have reduced child labour by about 1/3 in the last decade, and that today, employers and business commonly expect to eliminate child labour in their supply chains. Delegates also heard that communities themselves can play a key role; providing decent work for adults helps eliminate child labour.