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Media advisory

ILO and UNICEF assess impact of COVID-19 crisis on child labour

Media advisory | 10 June 2020
GENEVA (ILO News) – To mark World Day Against Child Labour, on June 12, the International Labour Organization (ILO) and UNICEF, the United Nations Children’s Agency, will launch a joint briefing paper that examines the effects on child labour of the COVID-19 crisis.

Prior to the pandemic it was estimated that there were 152 million children in child labour, worldwide.

The paper outlines some trends that have emerged since the start of the crisis, and it makes recommendations for measures to lessen the negative consequences.

Embargoed versions of the brief and press release can be made available to recognized media on request from Thursday 11 June.

EMBARGO: The brief and all associated materials will be under STRICT EMBARGO until 00.01 GMT on Friday 12 June (02:01 Geneva time).

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