A new report by the International Labour Organization (ILO), "Marking Progress against Child Labour", says that the global number of child labourers has declined by one third since 2000, from 246 million to 168 million. And those in hazardous work has halved, from 171 million to 85 million. But even the latest improved rate of decline is not enough to achieve the goal of eliminating the worst forms of child labour by 2016 – agreed by the international community through the ILO. ILO
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