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ILO Marks World Day Against Child Labor Today

Wednesday، 12 June 2019 - 12:39 PM

The International Labor Organization (ILO) celebrates the World Day Against Child Labor on Wednesday 12/6/2019.

Every year on June 12, the World Day Against Child Labor is observed to raise awareness of the plight of child laborers world-wide. 

Hundreds of millions of girls and boys around the world are affected. Child labor is a problem in both developing and industrialized countries. 

The thematic debate will focus on the major transformations being experienced in the world of work, whether the result of technology, environmental or demographic, and what this means for the youngest in society. 

Given the proven policy areas for combating child labor, the discussion will also focus on accelerating action towards SDG Target 8.7, entailing "the ratification and implementation of fundamental ILO labour standards and compliance in law and practice." 

The debate will be followed by the second segment on "Empowering actors for social change," which will focus on the role of partnerships in building the momentum for campaigns and action against child labour. 

Within the context of the WDACL and the ILO’s SCREAM (Supporting Children’s Rights through Education, the Arts and the Media) program, it will highlight the key role of children and youth in such efforts.

 
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