The 2016 National Child Labour Survey finds that child labour remains a matter of grave concern with a significant number of children employed in potentially hazardous jobs.
World Day Against Child Labour 2016
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Facts and figures
- Global number of children in child labour has declined by one third since 2000, from 246 million to 168 million children. More than half of them, 85 million, are in hazardous work (down from 171 million in 2000).
- Asia and the Pacific still has the largest numbers (almost 78 million or 9.3% of child population), but Sub-Saharan Africa continues to be the region with the highest incidence of child labour (59 million, over 21%).
- There are 13 million (8.8%) of children in child labour in Latin America and the Caribbean and in the Middle East and North Africa there are 9.2 million (8.4%).
- Agriculture remains by far the most important sector where child labourers can be found (98 million, or 59%), but the problems are not negligible in services (54 million) and industry (12 million) – mostly in the informal economy.
- Child labour among girls fell by 40% since 2000, compared to 25% for boys.
30 June 2016
Launch of the Global Terminology Guidelines for the protection of children from sexual exploitation and sexual abuse
14 June 2016
13 June 2016
High-level panel discussion on the theme "End child labour in supply chains, it's everyone's business!"
8 June 2016
29 July 2016
This publication presents the results of the 2014 National Child Labour Survey (NCLS) in Tanzania. Previous child labour surveys were implemented in 2000/01 and 2006. The 2014 NCLS provides an in-depth and comprehensive analysis of the extent, characteristics, causes and consequences of child labour at the country level.
15 July 2016
The Summary of panel discussion from the Geneva event to mark the 2016 World Day Against Child Labour
14 June 2016
The ILO will participate in the III Global Conference on Child Labour which will bring together representatives from government, social partners, civil society, regional and international organizations to share policies and experiences in the global fight against child labour.
The Conference – organized by the Brazilian Government – will be an opportunity to reflect on the progress made since the previous global conference was held in The Hague in 2010, and to discuss ways to accelerate global efforts against child labour – especially its worst forms.