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Ending Child Labour by 2025: A review of policies and programmes

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English, Spanish,French


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ILO, International Labour Organization

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 that endeavour by offering an analysis of trends and an evidence-based discussion of policy solutions. As we show, 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 particular promise in the fight against child labour, offering an important recipe for efforts in the lead-up to 2025.

The report written in English, executive summaries are available in French and Spanish.



This is an open-access work distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 IGO License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/igo).

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