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source: www.ilo.org/public/english/
standards/ipec/simpoc/others/
globalest.pdf


Every Child Counts, New Global Estimates on Child Labour, ILO - Geneva, April 2002

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the worst

Many children in the world are obliged to work as soldiers, in the prostitution market, in illicit activities or they are ‘simply’ sold…

Worst forms of child labour (2000)
region* trafficked
(‘000s)
forced &
bonded labour
(‘000s)
armed
conflict
(‘000s)
prostitution &
pornography
(‘000s)
illicit
activities
(‘000s)
Asia/Pacific 250 5,500 120 590 220
Latin America
& Caribbean
550 3 30 750 260
Africa 200 210 120 50 n/a
Transition
economies
200 n/a 5 n/a n/a
Developed
industrialised
economies
n/a n/a 1 420 110
Total (rounded) 1,200 5,700 300 1,800 600


* Regions represent origin of trafficking flows. In some cases origin and destination region are identical.

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