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World Day Against Child Labour observed on 12 June

Jun 12, 2014 19:06 IST

World Day Against Child Labour was observed across the world on 12 June 2014. For the year 2014 the theme is Extend social protection: combat child labour.

Each year on 12 June, this Day brings together governments, employers and workers organizations, civil society, as well as millions of people from around the world to highlight the plight of child labourers and what can be done to help them.

Agenda for the World Day 2014:

•    Action to introduce, improve and extend social protection, in line with the ILO Recommendation

•    National social security systems that are sensitive to children’s needs and help fighting child labour

•    Social protection that reached out to especially vulnerable groups of children

About World Day Against Child Labour

The International Labour Organization (ILO) launched the World Day Against Child Labour in 2002 to focus attention on the global extent of child labour and the action and efforts needed to eliminate it.

Brasilia Declaration

In 2013, at the Third Global Conference on Child Labour in Brasilia, the international community adopted the Brasilia Declaration, which stresses the need for decent work for adults, free, compulsory and quality education for all children, and social protection for all.

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