Millions of children across the globe are engaged in child labour.

Not all work performed by children is child labour. Child labour is defined by international standards as work that is hazardous, demands too many hours, or is performed by children who are too young. Often, it puts their well-being at risk, deprives them of time for healthy childhood play or denies them their right to the education.

In 2015, UN member states committed to ending child labour by 2025. However, as we will see, the current pace of progress is too slow to meet this ambitious target.