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#TheClockisTicking, Terre des Hommes calls upon world leaders for action against child labour

June 10th, 2022

We’re running out of time. In 2015, 193 world leaders agreed to end child labour by 2025 according to the Sustainable Development Goals. However, every day 160 million children are still working, the first increase in decades.

The clock is ticking...

With only three years left it’s about time for world leaders to amplify their efforts to protect children from child labour.

Sign the petition now and join the international movement in the call for immediate action in the fight against child labour, to secure the prohibition and elimination of child labour by 2025. Your signature shows that your country is asking for change. By signing a petition, you and thousands of others are putting a topic on the agenda of politics, business, the media and society.

There is no excuse for not taking urgent action on the worldwide agreement on ending child labour. Children have the right to grow up safely and reach their full potential. #TheClockisTicking

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The problem & the solution

160 million children still work in the most dangerous situations every day, the first increase in decades. Children work in illegal mines, are forced to do housework, beg in the streets and are sexually exploited, at the risk of their own lives.

#TheClockisTicking with only three years to go. It is time for world leaders to step up their efforts to protect children from child labour.

Child labour: in the mines of India and Madagascar

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Child labour: begging on the streets in East Africa

Child labour: sexual exploitation

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Sustainable Development Goals

The Sustainable Development Goals or Global Goals are a collection of 17 interlinked global goals designed to be a "blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all". The SDGs were set up in 2015 by the United Nations General Assembly and is intended to be achieved by 2030.

SDG 8.7 - [...] 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.

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