Global conference on child labor, Brazil, octobre 2013

The global number of child labourers has dropped from 246 million to 168 million over the last decade. But even the latest improved rate of decline is not enough to achieve the goal of eliminating the worst forms of child labour by 2016 – agreed by the international community through the ILO.

The Third Global Conference on Child Labour – hosted by the Brazilian Government – provides an opportunity for governments, social partners and civil society to reflect on the progress made since the previous global conference held in The Hague in 2010, and to discuss ways to step up global efforts against child labour – especially its worst forms.

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