Child Labor Today

According to the International Labour Organization, there were 168 Million children working in forced labor conditions at the end of 2012.

Between 2008 to 2012, the number of children working worldwide dropped from 215 million to 168 million.

In Bangladesh, an estimated 7.4 million children between the ages of 5 to 17 were working.

(Additional child trafficking statistics.)

Source:  Harriet Grant, “Child labour falls by a third to 168 million, says ILO,” Guardian, September 23, 2013.