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International Labour Organization

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ILO: Developing Global Strategy to Eliminate Child Labor

Over 200 millions children in the world are exploited and lack protection from the government. According to the United Nations, anyone under the age of 18 is considered a child. In countries insufficiently developed economics and education systems, those ages may be provisionally set at 14 and 12 respectively. Most often, child labor occurs families when face financial issues due to poverty. Many child labor cases lead to the slavery, sexual, and economic exploitation activities that causes mental harm, or even worse, death. It is illegal for business to employ children in conditions of child labor. Child labor and exploitation can have an immediate and long-term impact on the safety and health of workers, especially children. The government and private sectors need to work hand in hand to assist the children from exploitation.