Food security, nutrition, and ending child labour in agriculture for recovery and resilience

Post date Friday, 11 June, 2021 - 14:47

2021 has been declared the International Year for the Elimination of Child Labour, in light of UN Sustainable Development Goal 8.7 aiming to end the practice by 2025. However, today we are further away from achieving this than ever, as child labour is only increasing due to COVID-19: the outbreak aggravated humanitarian needs worldwide, affecting millions of children and communities who already live in poor conditions and have scarce means of putting food on the table. 

In a crisis or humanitarian setting, tackling child labour through agriculture, food security and nutrition programming is key for recovery and resilience. Investing in humanity and leaving no one behind will not happen without addressing the fact that an estimated 70 percent of child labour is in agriculture, accounting for some 112 million boys and girls worldwide. 

Read the gFSC joint advocacy note calling for greater advocacy and action to eliminate child labour in agriculture while strengthening livelihoods and building sustainable and secure food systems.

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