Protect Children from Child Labour

Against Child Labour 2017

Against Child Labour 2017World Day Against Child Labour

The World Day Against Child Labour was launched by the International Labour Organisation (ILO) in 2002 to focus attention of the extent of child labour and the need to eliminate it. It is celebrated on 12th June each year. This year will focus on the impact of conflicts and disasters on child labour. Sustainable Development Goal 8.7 aims to “eradicate forced labour, end modern slavery and human trafficking and secure the prohibition and elimination of the worst forms of child labour.”

The International Labour Organisation (ILO) reports that globally over 1.5 billion people live in countries that are affected by conflict, violence and fragility. At the same time, around 200 million people are affected by disasters every year. A third of them are children. A significant proportion of the 168 million children engaged in child labour live in areas affected by conflict and disaster. Read more…