The latest global estimates indicate that the number of children in child labour has risen to 160 million worldwide, an increase of 8.4 million children in the last four years.
63 million girls and 97 million boys were in child labour globally at the beginning of 2020, accounting for almost 1 in 10 of all children worldwide.
- 8.2 million children between the ages of 5 and 17 work in Latin America and the Caribbean.
- The majority of these children are adolescent 67% boys, and 33% girls.
- Child labour is present in both rural and urban areas, and 48.7% is found in agriculture.
- More than 50% of children do hazardous work.