Child labor figure rises to 160 million, as COVID puts many more at risk
For the first time in two decades, the number of children being put to work has risen – to 160 million worldwide, representing an increase of 8.4 million over four years – while millions of other are at risk due to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new UN report launched on Thursday.
Modern slavery and child labour
40 million in modern slavery and 152 million in child labour around the world
New data reveal that the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, particularly Goal Target 8.7, will not be achieved unless efforts to fight modern slavery and child labour are dramatically increased.
Editor’s note: Two articles by UN shows the rise of child labors. However, industrial and western countries claim that child labor needs to be demolished but they are the sole customers of such industries. Does this look like small business?: