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Anti-Child Labour Day

Young Bites. Dated: 6/12/2018 11:13:28 AM


The World Day Against Child Labour is celebrated all over the world aiming to raise awareness and activism to prevent child labour. The World Day Against Child Labour, which is held every year on June 12, is intended to foster the worldwide movement against child labour in any of its forms. The International Labour Organization (ILO), the United Nations body that regulates the world of work, launched the World Day Against Child Labour in 2002 in order to bring attention and join efforts to fight against child labour. This day brings together governments, local authorities, civil society and international, workers and employers organizations to point out the child labour problem and define the guidelines to help child labourers. According to ILO's data, hundreds of millions of girls and boys throughout the world are involved in work that deprives them of receiving an adequate education, health, leisure and basic freedoms, violating this way their rights. Of these children, more than half are exposed to the worst forms of child labour. These worst forms of child labour include work in hazardous environments, slavery, or other forms of forced labour, illicit activities such as drug trafficking and prostitution, as well as involvement in armed conflict. This day is celebrated to create awareness and educate the citizens about the hardships of the child labourers. It is also an effort to surface the responsibility we hold as social citizens. Apart from this, the International Labour Organization (ILO) also observes World Day against Child Labour every year on June 12 to raise awareness and activism to prevent child labour worldwide
The World Day Against Child Labour (WDACL) and the World Day for Safety and Health at Work (SafeDay) shine a spotlight on the global need to improve the safety and health of young workers and end child labour. This joint campaign aims to accelerate action to achieve Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) of safe and secure working environments for all workers. Achieving these goals for the benefit of the next generation of the global workforce requires a concerted and integrated approach to eliminating child labour and promoting a culture of prevention on occupational safety health. 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 especially rampant in many developing countries - but even in industrialized nations many children are forced to work.
Anti-Child Labour Day is observed on 12 June every year. The ILO - International Labour Organization, the UN body which regulates the world of work initiated this observance in the year 2002. Traf×cking happens in nearly all countries of the world. As a result, more than 1.2 million children are living away from their homes and families with people who force them to work. The World Day Against Child Labour provides an opportunity to gain further support of individual governments and that of the ILO social partners, civil society and others, including schools, youth and woman's groups as well as the media, in the campaign against child labour. Under international law, trafficking is a crime. Through coercion, deception, and the threat or use of violence, people are forced into a range of exploitative work. Where children are concerned, it makes no difference if they leave voluntarily or are coerced -- where there is movement of children in order to use them as unpaid, or minimally waged labour, there is trafficking. Trafficking is not a single action rather, it is a series of events that takes place in the child's home community, at transit points and at ×nal destinations. Whenever a child is relocated and exploited, it is trafficking. And those who contribute to it - recruiters, middlemen, document providers, transporters, corrupt officials, employers and service providers - are all traffickers.
In developing countries, with high poverty and poor schooling opportunities, child labour is still prevalent. The World Day against Child Labour was observed globally with the theme In conflicts and disasters, protect children from child labour. World Day against Child Labour focuses on the impact of conflicts and disasters on child labour. The International Labour Organization (ILO) launched the World Day against Child Labour to focus attention on the global extent of child labour and the action and efforts needed to eliminate it.The International Labour Organization (ILO) launched the World Day Against Child Labour to focus attention on the global extent of child labour and the action and efforts needed to eliminate it.The Sustainable Development Goals calls on the global community 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." Achieving these goals for the benefit of the next generation of the global workforce requires a concerted and integrated approach to eliminate child labour and promoting a culture of prevention on occupational safety health. The returns on the investment in ending child labour are incalculable. This year World Day Against Child Labour introduced a theme which is the crux of this the World Day Against Child Labour and this marks the “NO to child labor – YES to quality education!” This is a special day started by the United Nations against the world wide practice of the Child Labour and the day International Day Against Child Labour also emphasis on stopping the practice of the child labor globally. From some years the International Day Against Child Labour has been started observing to bring awareness against child labor is being commemorated from the month of June.

 

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