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12 June: World Day Against Child Labour 2019 Theme, Details, Aim, History

12 June: World Day Against Child Labour 2019 Theme, Details, Aim, Significance, History

World Day Against Child Labour is celebrated every year on 12th June across the world to raise awareness against child labor.

World Day Against Child Labour-2019, the theme is "Children shouldn’t work in fields but on dreams".

World Day Against Child Labour-2019 theme addresses the situation of 152 million children who are still in child labor. Although child labor occurs in almost every sector, seven out of every ten is in agriculture.

World Day Against Child Labour 2019 campaign aims to boost initiatives to achieve Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) target 8.7 of ending all forms of child labor by 2025 and target 8.8 of safe and secure working environments for all workers by 2030.

In 2019, the International Labour Organization celebrates 100 years of advancing social justice and promoting decent work. 

World Day Against Child Labour was launched by the International Labour Organization (ILO) in 2002 to focus attention on the global extent of child labor and action and efforts needed to eliminate it.

Each year on 12 June, this brings together governments, workers organizations, and employers, civil society, as well as millions of people from around the world,  to highlight the plight of child laborers and what can be done to help them.


 

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