On 25 September 2015, Heads of State from 193 countries launched the Post-2015 Global Development Agenda, adopting 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and 169 specific targets to be implemented worldwide over a decade and a half – 2015 to 2030.
Targets 8.7 and 16.2 direct focus is on eliminating the worst forms of child labour by 2025:
• Goal 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;
•Goal 16.2. End abuse, exploitation, trafficking and all forms of violence against and torture of children. Our work to end the worst forms of child labour, contributes directly to the Sustainable Development Goals.
Terre des Hommes believes that all worst forms of child labour should be abolished and