Technical Note: COVID-19 and Child Labour   [open pdf - 0B]

From the Introduction: "The United Nations declared 2021 the International year for the Elimination of Child Labour, an effort to eradicate this form of abuse and exploitation, a milestone in reaching the Sustainable Development Goal target 8.7. Worldwide, an estimated 152 million children are in child labour, almost half of them, 73 million, work in hazardous child labour. The emergence of COVID-19 [coronavirus disease 2019] places these goals in great peril. [...] This technical note offers guidance and information to practitioners and policy-makers on child labour issues during and after COVID-19 and what actions can be taken. Section 2 presents the potential risks COVID-19 can pose to children at risk of child labour and children engaged in child labour. Section 3 presents programmatic and advocacy actions in line with the 2019 Minimum Standards for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action (CPMS) and the Child Labour in Emergencies Toolkit (revised edition forthcoming in 2020). Section 4 lists available resources."

Alliance for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action
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