The United Nations is demanding more be done by member nations to prevent child labour on its annual World Day Against Child Labour.
The International Labour Organisation (ILO) launched the World Day Against Child Labour in 2002 to focus attention on the global extent of child labour and the action and efforts needed to eliminate it. But this year the UN wants more done by governments around the world to start tackling child labour properly.
The UN say that their latest figures show that 215 million children are trapped in child labour, and 115 million of these children are in hazardous work. The ILO’s member states have set the target for eliminating the Worst Forms of Child Labour by 2016.
This year the campaign led by the team behind the World Day Against Child Labour will focus the spotlight on "the right of all children to be protected from child labour and from other violations of fundamental human rights".