5 facts about child labour

Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - Wed, 10 Jun 2015 10:00 AM
Author: Astrid Zweynert - Head of Digital News/Deputy Editor More news from our correspondents
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The global number of children in child labour has declined by one third since 2000, from 246 million to 168 million children, according to the International Labour Organisation.

Despite this sharp decline child labour remains entrenched among the youngest children - more than 70 percent are between 5 and 14 years old and work in agriculture.