Key texts

Human Rights

Protection from child labour and forced labour is among human rights at work. They are universally applicable and are described in international texts: the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (1989) and the so-called fundamental conventions of the International Labour Organization:

A universal framework

The eradication of child labour by 2025 and forced labour by 2030 is included in the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals. It is the subject of SDG 8.7, which RHSF has named its lab: Lab 8.7.

“Take immediate and effective measures to eradicate forced labour, end modern-day slavery and trafficking in human beings, prohibit and eliminate the worst forms of child labour, including the recruitment and use of child soldiers and, by 2025, end child labour in all its forms“.

SDG 8.7

RHSF’s action is also directly linked to SDG 10.7 (“Facilitate migration and mobility in an orderly, safe, regular and responsible manner“) and SDG 12 (“Establish sustainable production and consumption patterns“).