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Child Labour

Vital Statistics

Data collection on child labour is vital for accurate policy and programme planning. An increasing number of countries in all regions now carry out national child labour surveys. The following statistics summarise the key findings from the third ILO Global Report on Child Labour Accelerating action against child labour1 which contains new global estimates on child labour.
Boys cleaning new carpets in Fayum.

Boys cleaning new carpets in Fayum.

Child labour is declining, but progress is too slow and too uneven.

1 ILO: Accelerating action against child labour, Global Report under the follow-up to the ILO Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work, Report of the Director-General, Report I(B), International Labour Conference, 99th Session, Geneva 2010