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FAO Brussels Briefing: Together to end child labour in agrifood value chains

12/06/2023 12/06/2023

It is an alarming fact that 70 percent of children engaged in child labour worldwide – 112 million – are working in agriculture. Their work goes beyond the limits of safety and well-being and crosses into a form of labour that can harm their health and undermine their education, perpetuating poverty and food insecurity.

Even more worrisome, child labour has increased between 2016 and 2020, with an additional four million girls and boys involved in child labour in agriculture (ILO, UNICEF 2021).

On 12 June, to mark the World Day Against Child Labour, we will discuss with global, regional and country-level partners about collective actions to reverse this alarming trend, through a focus on child labour elimination along agrifood value chains. Participants will share experiences, successful practices and concrete interventions towards the implementation of the Durban Call to Action and the achievement of SDG 8.7.

Register here to join this technical discussion on 12 June!