“The world fell short of its goal to eliminate the worst forms of child labor by 2016. Now, amid conflicts, disasters and an “unprecedented scale of migration and forced displacement,” the UN’s International Labor Organization (ILO) says that progress has been far too slow to achieve the international community’s current goal: to eradicate child labor in all its forms by 2025 and forced labor, modern slavery and human trafficking by 2030.”
Of the 152 million girls and boys still engaged in child labor, nearly half (73 million) are doing hazardous work that “directly endangers their health, safety, and moral development.”
If this current trend continues, 121 million children will still be engaged in Child Labor in 2025 and 52 million will be working in hazardous conditions. This is far from the goal that was once set to eliminate the worst forms of child labor by 2016.
Free To Shine works to end child labour by spreading awareness about the importance of school and doing everything we can to keep girls in school and out of dangerous living and working conditions.
To learn more about child labour and the factors working to stop it, read the full article below.
Full Article: https://www.undispatch.com/prevalent-child-labor-around-world-today-can-sustainable-development-goals-totally-eradicate-7-years-now/
Date: November 28, 2017
Source: UN Dispatch