Sustainable Development Goals - 17 Goals to Transform our World

Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all

Indicator 8.7.1: Proportion and number of children aged 5–17 years engaged in child labour, by sex and age

This table provides metadata for the actual indicator available from UK statistics closest to the corresponding global SDG indicator. Please note that even when the global SDG indicator is fully available from UK statistics, this table should be consulted for information on national methodology and other UK-specific metadata information.

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This table provides information on metadata for SDG indicators as defined by the UN Statistical Commission. Complete global metadata is provided by the UN Statistics Division.

Indicator name

8.7.1 Proportion and number of children aged 5‑17 years engaged in child labour, by sex and age

Target name

8.7 Take immediate and effective measures to eradicate forced labour, end modern slavery and human trafficking and secure the prohibition and elimination of the worst forms of child labour, including recruitment and use of child soldiers, and by 2025 end child labour in all its forms

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Tier II

UN custodian agency

International Labour Organization (ILO), United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEFF)

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