In September 2015, the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development was adopted, an expression of the global commitment to socially, economically and environmentally sustainable development.
At the heart of this agenda are 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and 169 associated goals, which seek to achieve the eradication of extreme poverty, the reduction of inequalities and the protection of the environment.
SDG 8, in particular, seeks to promote inclusive and sustainable economic growth, employment and decent work for all people, to drive progress and improve living standards. Ending child labour in all its forms by 2025 is a specific objective of SDG 8 expressed in target 8.7, which also contributes to the achievement of at least 35 SDG targets:
There are 10.5 million reasons that drive us and engage us to achieve, together, the first generation free of child labour.