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World Day Against Child Labour 2021

Lawstreet Journal 13 Jun 2021 7:46pm

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World Day against child labour is celebrated every year on June 12. The day is marked to spread awareness about the global extent of child labour and the action and efforts needed to eliminate it. 

This year’s World Day Against Child Labour focuses on action taken for the 2021 International Year for Elimination of Child Labour. It is the first World Day since the universal ratification of the International Labour Organization’s Convention No.182 on the Worst Forms of Child Labour and takes place at a time when the COVID-19 crisis threatens to reverse years of progress in tackling the problem.

THEME:

The theme of 2021 World Day Against Child Labour is ‘ACT NOW: END CHILD LABOUR’.

For this year’s World Day, the International Labour Organization (ILO) aims to promote a week of action, starting with the new global estimates on child labour. The events and activities carried out during this week will be an opportunity for partners to showcase progress in carrying out their ‘2021 Action Pledges”. All pledges made by regional, national and organizational stakeholders and individuals will be featured on the ILO website.

ILO and UNICEF also plan on releasing new global estimates and trends on child labour (2016-2020), under the aegis of Alliance 8.7, a global partnership that aims to eradicate forced labour, modern slavery, human trafficking, and child labour around the world. This report will include an assessment of how the pace of progress towards ending child labour is likely to be affected by the… Continue Reading...


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