World Day Against Child Labour 2017

A glimpse of the plight of child labourers in India

Society

June 12, 2017

/ By / New Delhi

The International Labour Organisation launched the World Day Against Child Labour in 2002 to focus on the global extent of child labour and the action and efforts needed to eliminate it. Since then, each year on June 12, the World Day brings together governments, employers, various organisations and millions of people from around the world to highlight the plight of child labourers.

This year, the World Day Against Child Labour focuses on the impact of conflicts and disasters on child labour. More than 1.5 billion people around the world live in countries that are affected by conflict and violence and around 200 million people are affected by disasters every year – one third of them are children.

Conflicts and disasters kill, injure and force people to flee their homes, destroying livelihoods and pushing people into poverty and starvation. Children are often the first to suffer as schools are destroyed and basic services are disrupted. Many children are internally displaced or become refugees in other countries, and are particularly vulnerable to trafficking and child labour. Ultimately, millions of children are pushed into child labour by conflicts and disasters.

This World Day Against Child Labour, lets join forces to eliminate illegal employment of children!

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