The End of Child Labour: Within Reach. Progress and Challenges in Ending the Worst Forms of Child Labour by 2016. The End of Child Labour: Within Reach!. Progress has been made in global efforts to end child labour
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Progress and Challenges in Ending the Worst Forms of Child Labour by 2016
Not all forms of work undertaken by children are considered child labour under ILO Conventions – it excludes the activities of children 12 years and older who are undertaking light work and those of children 15 years and above whose work is not classified as “hazardous”.
318 M. (352)
Child labour in the global estimate is work that harms children’s well being and hinders their education, development and future livelihoods. In the estimate determinants such as age, type of work and hours of work were used
Hazardous child labour is work in dangerous conditions that could results in a child being killed, or injured and/or made ill as a consequence of poor safety, health standards and working arrangements. It is the biggest category in numbers of what we call WFCL.
15-17New Global Estimates
15-17New Global EstimatesGlobal trends: children in hazardous work
Regional trends in the proportion of working children in the age group 5 – 14 years (%)
Latin America & Caribbean
Asia and the Pacific
2000New global estimates (Incidence of child labour by region)
Asiaand the Pacific
From 17.4 down to 5.7 million
From 48 up to 49.3 million
From 127.3 down to 122.3 millionAbsolute figures have gone down in all regions except in Africa
Other regions: Down from 18.3 to 13.4 million
A serious challenge to achieve the fundamental goal of ending the WORST Forms of Child Labour by 2016.
Education policies insufficiently address barriers that limit access, e.g. direct and indirect costs, quality issues.
There is need to improve reach in remote rural communities, indigenous communities, isolated workplaces such as households.
Linkages between formal and non-formal systems need to be improved.
The MDG Progress Report notes that climate change is likely to impact seriously on achievement of the MDGs. In Asia and Pacific, where in the past decade climate change has considerably affected the people’s ability to secure a livelihood, including in the developed countries of the region.
There is a need for: