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World Day Against Child Labour: Advances on Child Labour Measurement in the Agricultural Sector

Within the framework of the ICABR Conference on “Disruptive Innovations, Value Chains, and Rural Development”, The Italian Centre for International Development and the Understanding Children's Work Project will lead a session about child labour in the agricultural sector, to properly mark the World Day Against Child Labour, which is celebrated every year on June, 12.

Each year on June, 12, the World Day Against Child Labour (WDACL) highlights the plight of child labourers and what can be done to help them.

To mark this occasion, the session "World Day Against Child Labour: Advances on Child Labour Measurement in the Agricultural Sector" will present and discuss key challenges and interventions for addressing child labour in agriculture.

Child labour is mainly an agricultural issue. Worldwide 60 percent of all child labourers in the age group 5-17 years work in agriculture. This amounts to over 98 million girls and boys. Agriculture is one of the three most dangerous sectors in terms of work-related fatalities, non-fatal accidents, and occupational diseases. About 59 percent of all children in hazardous work aged 5–17 are in agriculture.

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The Italian Center for International Development (ICID), hosted by CEIS University of Rome Tor Vergata, is an entity that involves Centers and Departments of four Italy based public universities:

The Centre’s mission is to promote a better understanding of development challenges in an increasingly globalized world, through an inter-disciplinary approach.

ICID’s design and composition provide it with a unique capacity for state-of-the-art research addressing the many interconnected development issues facing today’s globalized world.


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