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Report On Child Labour 2021 : UNICEF-ILO

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.

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