Consider This: Child Labour (Part 1) - 160 Million Globally And Rising

Jun 11, 02:32 PM
In July 2019, the United Nationas General Assembly unanimously adopted a resolution declaring 2021 as the International Year for the Elimination of Child Labour, with a goal to end all forms of child labour by 2025. But are we still on track? And are the setbacks from the pandemic irreversible? A new report by the International Labour Organization & UNICEF warns that the number of children in child labour has risen to 160 million worldwide -- with millions more at risk due to the impacts of Covid-19. Melisa Idris and Sharaad Kuttan speak to Bharati Pflug, Senior Specialist for the Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work, International Labour Organisation.