Over 100 Million Children in Dangerous Jobs, U.N. Says

Children in Dangerous Jobs
Children in Dangerous Jobs

By Robert Evans

GENEVA -- Over 115 million of the world's children and young teenagers, or more than 7 percent of the total, are engaged in dangerous and life-threatening jobs, the International Labour Organisation (ILO) said Friday.

The United Nations agency, which sets standards for employment around the globe, said in a report that the industries involved ranged from mining and metalworking through farming and shoemaking to flower-growing and the banana industry.