World Day Against Child Labour is on 12th June

Highlights:

  • World Day Against Child Labour is determined globally on twelfth June each year.
  • By the ILO (International Labour Organization), there are about 152 million teenagers globally who are engaged in child labour, seventy-two millions of whom are in hazardous work.
  • The day Against Child Labour focuses on action taken for the 2021 International Year for the Elimination of Child Labour.
  • The theme of this year’s World Day Against Child Labour is Act now: End child labour! 
  • It is the first World Day in view that the popular ratification of the ILO’s Convention No.182 on the bad Forms of Child Labour & takes vicinity at a time when the COVID-19 disaster threatens to reverse years of progress in tackling the problem.
  • The International Labour Organization (ILO) launched the World Day Against Child Labour in 2002 to focal point attention on the worldwide extent of youngster labour and consequently the motion and efforts wished to cast off it.
  • Each year on 12 June, this Day brings collectively governments, employers and workers organizations, civil society, additionally as many people from around the world to spotlight the plight of youngster labourers and what are regularly completed to help them.