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Indigenous children in Viet Nam's northern mountains work at a mine.
ILO in Asia and the Pacific © ILO/Tran Quoc Dung

Across the world, thousands of children die from poverty every day. Many are forced into hard and dangerous labour, are subject to abuse, have minimal education and little prospect of fulfilling their potential. Protecting and nurturing children is an essential part of a global sustainable development.


Timeline for Children

Go to Sustainable Development Timeline to see milestones for all themes.