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One in twelve of the world’s children are forced into child labour
A new report launched today by UNICEF UK exposes the global exploitation of children as workers, highlighting how one in twelve of the world’s children (180 million young people below 18) are involved in the worst forms of child labour – hazardous work, slavery, forced labour, in armed forces, commercial sexual exploitation and illicit activities. 97% of these are in developing countries.
UN urges action on child labour
Huge aid increases are needed to help more than 210 million children around the world working full-time, the United Nations' children's fund Unicef says. Many children aged five to 15 are working as slaves, miners, prostitutes and soldiers, its latest report says.
One in 12 children forced into world's 'worst forms' of labor: UNICEF UK
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One child in 12 is forced into the "worst forms" of labor, including slavery, the sex trade and hazardous and illicit activities, the British branch of the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF (news - web sites)) said in a report.