June 12 observed as World Day Against Child Labor 2014
June 12 was observed as World Day Against Child Labour across the globe. The theme for year 2014 is Extend social protection: Combat child labour.
The World Day Against Child Labour was launched by the International Labour Organization (ILO) in 2002 to spread awareness on the global extent of child labour and the action and efforts needed to eradicate it.
World Day Against Child Labour 2014 necessitates:
- Action to introduce, improve and extend social protection, in line with the ILO Recommendation No. 202 on social protection floors.
- National social security systems that are sensitive to children’s needs and help fighting child labour.
- Social protection that reaches out to especially vulnerable groups of children.
At the 3rd Global Conference on Child Labour held in Brasilia in 2013, the international community adopted the Brasilia Declaration, which emphasized the need for decent work for adults, free, compulsory and quality education for all children, and social protection for all.