Since its 2002 launch by the International Labor Organization (ILO), the World Day Against Child Labor is every year celebrated on June 12 to “focus attention on the global extent of child labour and the action and efforts needed to eliminate it.”
The day brings together governments, bosses and workers organizations, civil society, as well as millions of people from around the globe to highlight the predicament of child labourers and what should be possible to support them, as indicated by the United Nations.
The worldwide body says 152 million kids are still in kid work, with seven out of each ten in agriculture.
Manageable Development Goals, embraced by world pioneers in 2015, incorporate a call to the worldwide network to take “immediate and effective measures to eradicate forced labour, end modern slavery and human trafficking and secure the prohibition and elimination of the worst forms of child labour, including recruitment and use of child soldiers, and by 2025 end child labour in all its forms.”
On World Day Against Child Labor 2019, the International Labor Organization is commending 100 years of propelling social equity and advancing respectable work and thinking back on advancement accomplished in perspective on help to nations on tackling child labour.
The theme for World Day Against Child Labor 2019 is ‘Children shouldn’t work in fields, but on dreams!’
Since its founding in 1919, the ILO says, protection of children has been embedded inits Preamble. In fact, one of the first Conventions adopted by the ILO was on Minimum Age in Industry in 1919.
On World Day Against Child Labor 2019, the ILO says it is also looking 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.
The ILO has called for quick activity to address the rest of the remaining challenges in eliminating child labour.
This year also marks 20 years since the adoption of the ILO’s Worst Forms of Child Labour Convention, 1999.