Stepping up the fight against child labourListen /
There are 215 million children around the world who are forced to work, with more than half of them exposed to the worst forms of child labour including slavery and armed conflict.
That's according to a new report by the International Labour Organization (ILO) which estimates that at least 5 million of these children are in forced labour that includes commercial sexual exploitation and debt bondage.
The ILO says a large gap remains between the ratification of Conventions on child labour and the actions countries take to deal with the problem.
The report marks the tenth anniversary of the annual World Day Against Child Labour.
Julie Walker spoke with Patrick Quinn, from the ILO’s International Programme on the Elimination of Child Labour.