NET Extra: UN says 168m children work as child labourers across the globe

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    By Kenneth Atisele
    ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder says Africa contirbutes nothing less than 58m children to the estimated figure. Photo: UN.org
    The United Nations has said that an estimated 168 million children, between the ages of five and 14, around the world, including Nigeria, work as child labourers and in conditions considered dangerous to their health.
    According to the UN, even more saddening is the fact that more than half of the 168m are engaged in full-time work.
    In a statement to mark the ‘2015 World Day Against Child Labour,’ the global body calls on the international community to invest in quality education as …Read More

    Source:: The NET