Report On Child Labour: UNICEF-ILO:
International Labour Organisation (ILO) and UNICEF jointly published a report on child labour. As per the report, the world has marked a rise in child labour in two decades.
Key Findings of report:
- Report highlights, coronavirus crisis might push millions of more youngsters toward child labour.
- As of 2020, the number of child labour stands at 160 million.
- It has increased by 8.4 million in four years.
- The number started increasing before the covid-19 pandemic hit, marking a dramatic reversal of the downward trend where numbers decreased by 94 million between 2000 and 2016.
- Amid the covid-19 pandemic, 1 in 10 children globally was engaged in child labour.
- Sub-Saharan Africa is the worst affected country.
- Boys are more likely to be affected. They will account for 97 million out of 160 million children engaging in child labour at the start of 2020.
- The number of children, between ages 5 and 17 doing hazardous work, has increased. About 79 million children were considered to be engaged in hazardous work.
- This could affect a child’s development, education or health.