Launch of the World Report on Child Labour

The international community has made clear that the persistence of child labour in today’s world is unacceptable and, in the Sustainable Development Goals, has renewed its commitment to eliminating all forms of child labour by 2025. This report aims to contribute to such efforts by offering an analysis of trends and an evidence-based discussion of policy solutions.

As the report shows, available evidence suggests that investment in expanding free education of good quality, extending social safety nets, improving the governance of labour markets and the functioning of family enterprises, and strengthening social dialogue and legal protections hold a great deal of promise for eliminating child labour and offer the key elements of an underpinning strategy for efforts from today until 2025.