The director-general of the International Labor Organization says more than 150-million children around the world suffer dire child labor conditions.
Guy Ryder was speaking at an international United Nations conference on the Sustained Eradication of Child Labor in the Argentine capital of Buenos Aires. He called on the international community to come together to eradicate child labor by the year 20-25. A recent I-L-O report has revealed that more than half of the affected children work in jobs that put their lives in grave danger. The report also blamed armed conflicts for the disaster, saying the incidence of child labor in countries affected by war is 77-percent higher than the global average.