Accelerating Action Against Child Labour

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The International Labour Organization (ILO) has published a new global report, “Accelerating Action Against Child Labor”, as part of the follow-up to the ILO Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work.

The study shows that the fall in child labor has continued, but has slowed down to a worrying extent, and it warns that unless decisive action is taken, the 2016 target will not be met. The study’s results contrast starkly with the positive trends reported in the previous study, carried out in 2006, which led the ILO to set the goal of eliminating the worst forms of child labor by 2019.

The full report is available online.