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Forced use of children in armed conflict, prostitution and pornography, and illicit activities is worst kind of child labour: UN
Various UN Agencies, child rights groups, activists and educational NGOs observe the the World Day Against Child Labour Children on June 12, which is coordinated by International Labour Organization (ILO).

According a UN report, worldwide, there are 218 million children between 5 and 17 years are in employment and half of them work in hazardous child labour. About 7.4%  of children in Asia and the Pacific region are child labour of which India is a part.  The report says that the labour that jeopardizes the physical, mental or moral well-being of a child, either because of its nature or because of the conditions in which it is carried out, known as "hazardous work".

"They do not go to school and have little or no time to play. Many do not receive proper nutrition or care. They are denied the chance to be children. More than half of them are exposed to the worst forms of child labour such as work in hazardous environments, slavery, or other forms of forced labour, illicit activities including drug trafficking and prostitution, as well as involvement in armed conflict," reports the UN.

Furthermore, the unconditional labour is worst forms of child labour, which are internationally defined as slavery, trafficking, debt bondage and other forms of forced labour, forced recruitment of children for use in armed conflict, prostitution and pornography, and illicit activities.

It is often said that every out-of-school child is as potential child labour. Labour performed by a child who is under the minimum age specified for that kind of work is thus likely to impede the child's education and full development, states the UN website.

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