WORLD DAY AGAINST CHILD LABOUR: JUNE 12, 2015

 

WORLD DAY AGAINST CHILD LABOUR

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.
Child labor is a problem in both developing and industrialized countries.
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2015 Theme: NO To Child Labour-YES To Quality Education

What do people do?

Every year, numerous events are held around the world on June 12 to mark the World Day Against Child Labor and call attention to the probem.

Public life

The World Day Against Child Labor is a global observance and not a public holiday.

Background

Child labor is especially rampant in many developing countries – but even in industrialized nations many children are forced to work. According to UNICEF, children in the United States “are employed in agriculture, a high proportion of them from immigrant or ethnic-minority families.” There have also been a number of incidents of westerns companies exploiting child laborers in developing countries to save production costs.

In 2011, there were an estimated 215 million child laborers in the world – 115 million of which were involved in hazardous work. To combat child labor around the world the International Labour Organization (ILO) initiated the World Day Against Child Labor in 2002.

External link

Learn more about the World Day Against Child Labor

World Day Against Child Labour Observances

 

Weekday Date Year Name Holiday type Where it is observed
Sun Jun 12 2011 World Day Against Child Labour United Nations observance
Tue Jun 12 2012 World Day Against Child Labour United Nations observance
Wed Jun 12 2013 World Day Against Child Labour United Nations observance
Thu Jun 12 2014 World Day Against Child Labour United Nations observance
Fri Jun 12 2015 World Day Against Child Labour United Nations observance
Sun Jun 12 2016 World Day Against Child Labour United Nations observance
Mon Jun 12 2017 World Day Against Child Labour United Nations observance
Tue Jun 12 2018 World Day Against Child Labour United Nations observance
Wed Jun 12 2019 World Day Against Child Labour United Nations observance
Fri Jun 12 2020 World Day Against Child Labour United Nations observance

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