2021 is the International Year for the Elimination of Child Labour.
It’s time to shift
from commitments to action!
Backed by a unanimously adopted resolution at the United Nations General Assembly, Alliance 8.7 is the global partnership to achieve SDG Target 8.7 and the International Labour Organization is the facilitator of the international year.
According to estimates:
- Between 2000 and 2016, there was a 38% decrease in child labour globally
- Almost 100 million children have been removed from child labour over the past 20 years
- But, 152 million children across the world are still in child labour
- The challenge is concentrated in agriculture, services, and industries
The International Year is an opportunity to:
::: Act :::
::: Inspire :::
::: Scale up :::
The goals remain:
End child labour by 2025
End forced labour, human trafficking, and modern slavery by 2030
It’s time to accelerate the pace of progress.
The global spread of the COVID-19 pandemic is threatening to reverse years of progress. For many children and their families, the consequences have been:
- Disrupted education
- Family illness
- Loss of household income
We must revitalize partnerships, increase awareness, and inspire legislative and practical actions to eliminate child labour. It’s a step towards a more peaceful and prosperous planet, in line with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.