UNDP

Labour Rights

Child labour found in operations or supply chain or child labor risks are not monitored regularly

 

Child labour can result in extreme bodily and mental harm, and even death. It can lead to slavery and sexual or economic exploitation. And in nearly every case, child labor cuts children off from schooling and health care, restricting their fundamental rights and threatening their futures. Especially for girls, the “triple burden” of school, work and household chores heightens their risk of falling behind, making them even more vulnerable to poverty and exclusion.

Relevant Human Rights Instruments

Convention concerning Minimum Age for Admission to Employment, 1973 (No. 138)
Convention concerning the Prohibition and Immediate Action for the Elimination of the Worst Forms of Child Labour, 1999 (No. 182)


SDG 8

DECENT WORK AND ECONOMIC GROWTH

SDG 8.7

Preventing or mitigating child labor risks contributes to the achievement of SDG 8.7: Take immediate and effective measures to eradicate forced labour, end modern slavery and human trafficking and secure the prohibition and elimination of the worst forms of child labour, including recruitment and use of child soldiers, and by 2025 end child labour in all its forms.