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Business and Child Labour

Child labour is work that harms the child’s well-being and hinders his or her education, development and future livelihood. Two ILO Conventions – the Minimum Age Convention No. 138 and the Worst Forms of Child Labour Convention No. 182 - provide the framework for national law to define a clear line between what is acceptable and what is not, including a minimum age for admission to employment or work. This minimum age should not be less than the age for completing compulsory schooling, and in general not less than 15 years...Q&As on business and child labour