A load too heavy: Children in mining and quarrying

Children who work in mines and quarries risk their health, their safety and their future. An estimated one million children currently work in this sector, and the number is on the increase in some parts of the world. Because of its inherent dangers, work in mining and quarrying is widely recognized as hazardous for children, one of the types of work that C. 182 on the Worst Forms of Child Labour urges us all to address as a matter of urgency.