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Learn more about UNICEF’s work under the topic "Child Labour".

The Government of Canada announced on Friday that it would initiate consultations on corporate supply chain legislation this year. The statement is a positive step towards requiring Canadian companies to take action and report on their efforts to address child labour, modern slavery, and other human rights violations.

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Millions of children around the world are trapped in child labour, depriving them of their childhood, their health and education, and condemning them to a life of poverty and want. Of course, there is work that children do to help their families in ways that are neither harmful nor exploitative. But many children are stuck in unacceptable work for children – a serious violation of their rights.

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June 12 is the World Day Against Child Labour. Today, and every day, we stand for children’s rights – tirelessly working to protect children from dangerous work. Empower yourself with knowledge and join the fight.


On World Day Against Child Labour, discover what is being done to help bring 168 million children out of darkness.