12 June: World Day against Child Labour

World Day Against Child Labour

The World Day Against Child Labour is being observed annually across world on 12 June to bring awareness against child labour.

Significance of the day: The observance of the day seeks to bring 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.

2016 Theme: End child labour in supply chains – It’s everyone’s business.’  The theme focuses on child labour and supply chains.

To mark the occasion, many events are being organised across the country and create awareness against child labour. The United Nations states that more than 168 million children are still in child labour. The supply chains that run the risk of child labour range from agriculture to manufacturing, services to construction.

Background

The International Labour Organization (ILO), an UN body had launched 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.

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