International Labor Organization alerts to potential increase in child labor in Paraguay

As a consequence of the Covid-19 pandemic, some 9 million children are at risk of child labor worldwide.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - A report released by the International Labor Organization (ILO) called for increased investment in children and adolescents in the region's countries. Special emphasis was placed on the greater risk of a potential increase in Paraguay.

The ILO estimates that 160 million children and adolescents are currently engaged in child labor worldwide, 79 million of whom in hazardous work.

Furthermore, 1 out of every 10 children and adolescents in the world is engaged in child labor and 70% of the world's children and adolescents work in the agricultural sector.

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