Mercredi, 12 juin 2024

Achieving universal access to social protection to end child labour in Africa

On June 12 the world will come together to mark the World Day Against Child Labour, casting a much-needed spotlight on a critical challenge that continues to affect millions of children worldwide. Child labour is work that is inappropriate for a child’s age, affects children’s education, or is likely to harm their health, safety or morals. It is a grim reality for 160 million children around the world. Seventy percent of child labour remains in agriculture and its sub-sectors. We now have an estimated 112 million boys and girls working long hours and often performing hazardous tasks in farming, livestock, forestry, and fisheries and aquaculture, often at the expense of their education and future prospects. En savoir plus