WORLD DAY AGAINST CHILD LABOUR IS OBSERVED ON JUNE 12TH**

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The World Day Against Child Labour is being observed on June 12th every year with the objective to spread awareness of Anti-Child labour across the world. The day is celebrated with the intention to foster the worldwide movement against child labour.

The Anti-Child Labour day is being observed by the International Labour Organization (ILO) and was launched in 2002 for the first time to focus attention on the global extent of child labour and the action and efforts needed to eliminate it.

The theme fixed for the year 2022 is "Universal Social Protection to End Child Labour".

The Significance of World Day Against Child Labour is to pay attention to the problem of child labour and to find ways to eradicate it. The day is used to spread awareness about the harmful mental and physical problems faced by children forced into child labour, all over the world.

The day is matched with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) target i.e. target 8.7 is a global commitment to ending child labour by the year 2025.

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.

 

   Important points for the exam:

  • The World Day Against Child Labour is being observed on June 12th every year by the International Labour Organization (ILO) since 2002.
  • The objective to raise awareness and activism to prevent child labour.
  • The theme fixed for the year 2022 is "Universal Social Protection to End Child Labour".
  • The Significance of World Day Against Child Labour is to pay attention to the problem of child labour and to find ways to eradicate it. 

   Facts to know:

  • Child labour is the involvement of little children in hard activities at low labour costs.
  • International Labour Organization (ILO) was established in 1919.
  • Headquarters of ILO: Geneva, Switzerland.
  • Director-General of ILO: Mr. Guy Ryder.
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