World Day against Child Labour

unacceptable that economic growth and development
lead to complacency or resignation
child labor,
or based on inadequate assessment
lives of the most vulnerable.

Director General of the International Labour Organization Juan Somavia




World Day Against Child Labour (World Day Against Child Labour) established the International Labour Organization (ILO) and is celebrated annually on June 12. The idea to enter a new date in the calendar came after a conference on combating the worst forms of child labor and the International Conference on Child Labour, held in Amsterdam and Oslo in 1997.

These events drew public attention to the need to take global efforts to eliminate child labor. In addition, it was stated on the uptake of statistical and empirical research to inform this work.

In the years since the entry into force of the Convention of the International Labour Organisation number 82 on the elimination of the worst forms of child labor, has supported Many working children, but much remains to be done. According to the latest data, the number of working children in the world is 215 million, with 115 million of them are working in hazardous conditions.

States — ILO members have made it their goal to eliminate by 2016 the worst forms of child labor. To achieve this goal will require a scaling up and strengthening of political will.