Report on Working Children Situation in Eight Provinces and Cities in Viet Nam

Around the world today, many children are working, doing labour that is damaging to their mental, physical and emotional development. According to the latest data from the International Labour Organization (ILO), there are approximately 218 million children who are working worldwide aged between 5 and 17, the majority of which are from developing countries. The children work in a multitude of occupations and sectors, often at the expense of regular school attendance.