You must not perform any work that harms your health or prevents you from going to school. You have the right to be protected from being exploited for financial gain.
Children under the age of twelve are not allowed to work at all. The number of children forced to work has increased in recent years to 160 million children, 1 in 10 children. In the poorest countries, about 1 in 4 children work. For 79 million children, work is very detrimental to their safety, health, development and schooling. Girls in particular are exploited in commercial sexual exploitation, CSEC. Around 300,000 children are used in war as soldiers, porters or deminers. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, another 9 million children risk being forced to work in 2022. More boys than girls work, and more children in rural areas work than children in cities. And of all the millions of people trafficked each year, a third are estimated to be children.