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Rajya Sabha passed a bill which prohibits employment of children below 14 years in all occupations or processes except where the child helps his family, with the provision for imprisonment up to two years for any violation.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Child Labour, 18/07/2016. The number of main workers in the age group of 5-14 years in the country is 43.53 lakh as per 2011 Census which shows a decline from 2001 Census. The number of main workers in the age group of 5 to 14 years as per 2011 Census, State-wise is given at Annexure. The occupational sector wise data is not available from 2011 Census.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Tribal Population, 18/07/2016. Demographic details of Scheduled Tribes as per Census 2011 are available in public domain on the website of the Office of the Registrar General & Census Commissioner, India. State / UT-wise population of Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Groups (PVTGs) including Jharkhand are at Annexure 1. Details of Centrally Sponsored Schemes being implemented by Ministry of Tribal Affairs are given at Annexure 2.

More than half a million Iraqi children are estimated to be at work rather than at school as violence and displacement hurt the income of millions of families, according to the United Nations child

The human capital index measures countries' ability to nurture, develop and deploy talent for economic growth

By 2030, 69 million children under the age of five will have died, 167 million children will be living in poverty and 750 million women will have been married as children, unless the issues facing the most disadvantaged children are tackled says this annual UNICEF report.

More people are on the run than ever before in recorded history, the United Nations said in a report released Monday.

Conflict and persecution caused global forced displacement to escalate sharply in 2015, reaching the highest level ever recorded and representing immense human suffering, according to a report released today by UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency.

With a multitude of conflicts and crises causing record displacement around the world, resettlement has become an increasingly vital part of UNHCR’s efforts to find solutions and advocate for fairer responsibility-sharing for refugees, a UNHCR report released at an annual meeting in Geneva says.