Pandemic Likely to Push Millions into Child-Labour


"Since 2000, child labour decreased by 94 million but this gain could soon be reversed said International Labour Organisation (ILO) and the UNICEF."

MK Digital Line 
The COVID-19 pandemic is likely to push millions of children around the world into child labour, while those already employed may be forced to work longer hours and under worsening conditions, according to a new brief from the International Labour Organisation (ILO) and the UNICEF. 

“Quality education, social protection services and better economic opportunities can be game-changers,” said UNICEF Executive Director, Henrietta Fore.

The brief recommends social protection measures such as expanding cash transfer programmes, providing access to health care, ensuring income and food security through creating decent work for an adult. 

It also harps on the need to ensure every child’s access to health and enforcing labour laws.

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