Those under 18 who are used in the military, whether as fighters or in some other role, are known as child soldiers.

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Child labour

Learn what child labour is and why it affects millions of children all over the world. The work that children do may prevent them from going to school, it may be hazardous, illegal or affect their physical and mental well-being.

Child soldiers

Those under 18 who are used in the military, whether as fighters or in some other role, are known as child soldiers. Conscripts are denied the opportunity of education.

Child trafficking

Find out about the extent of child trafficking and the steps that are being taken to address it.