Interviewed during the 2016 meeting of the Child Labour Platform, a business leaders network against child labour, Mr. Yann Wyss, Senior Manager, Social & Environmental Impact at Nestlé, explains the benefits of sharing experiences and joining forces to eradicate child labour in global supply chains.
The Child Labour Platform will hold a meeting on 17-18 October, in Geneva, to discuss joint action against child labour in supply chains.
Three formal remedial classes for children with breaks in their education, school drop-outs and child labourers have started at the secondary school No. 94 in Kyrgyzstan’s capital Bishkek.
Building on the new momentum created by the United Nations’ 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, Alliance 8.7 brings together all interested parties to join forces in achieving Target 8.7 aiming at a world without forced labour, modern slavery, human trafficking and child labour.
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.
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Lebanon seeks to adopt code of conduct and coordination mechanism to address working street children
13 January 2017
43rd Session of the ARLAC Governing Council Meeting and High Level Symposium on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work
27 February - 3 March 2017
12 January 2017
5 - 7 January 2017
Training on Planning for Action on the Elimination of the Worst Forms of Child Labour in 20 provinces
1 - 2 December 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.