The International Labour Organization (ILO) launched the World Day Against Child Labour in 2002 to focus attention on the global extent of child labour and the action and efforts needed to eliminate it. Each year on 12 June, the World Day brings together governments, employers and workers organizations, civil society, as well as millions of people from around the world to highlight the plight of child labourers and what can be done to help them.
World Day Against Child Labour Theme:
World Day Against Child Labour 2020 will focus on the impact of crisis on child labour. The COVID-19 health pandemic and the resulting economic and labour market shock are having a huge impact on people’s lives and livelihoods.
2019 theme: Children shouldn’t work in fields, but on dreams!
Children shouldn’t work in fields, but on dreams. Yet today, 152 million children are still in child labour. Although child labour occurs in almost every sector, seven out of every ten is in agriculture.
World Day Against Child Labour Quotes:
“Small hands can handle a pen better. Lend your support to abolish child labor.”
“Eradicate child labor and aspire for a better future”
“Feeding a child at school is such a simple thing – but it works miracles.”
“World revolves around the children. Childrens’ future revolves around education. Stop Child Labor”