Children shouldn’t work in fields, but on dreams!

Children shouldn’t work in fields, but on dreams!

The International Day Against Child Labour is observed each year on 12th June. The theme for 2019 is Children shouldn’t work in fields, but on dreams! Yet today, 152 million children are still in child labour. Child labour occurs in almost all sectors, yet 7 out of every 10 of these children are working in agriculture.

On this World Day, we are called to look forward towards UN Sustainable Development Goal Target 8.7 set by the international community calling for an end to child labour in all its forms by 2025. In support of Alliance 8.7, we call for immediate action to address the remaining challenges so that the world community can get firmly on track towards eliminating child labour. An International Labour Organisation (ILO) report entitled Ending Child Labour by 2025 points the way with policy approaches and responses. Read more…

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