Every year World Day against Child Labor is marked on June 12 to bring awareness about how the children below 14 years of age have been employed in different jobs around the world and are deprived of the basic education and childhood.
The international labor organization launched the World Day Against Child Labor in 2002 to bring attention to the global extent on the issue and efforts that are needed to eliminate it.
This year theme for World Day Against Child Labor is ‘Children shouldn’t work in fields, but on dreams!’ to highlight the social issue, government, civil society, employers and various organizations come together to highlight child labor and discuss measures through which it can be solved.
Also to mark this day famous sand artist Sudarshan Pattnaik has created a sand art on Puri beach in Odisha to create awareness about the need to stop child labor.
— Sudarsan Pattnaik (@sudarsansand) June 11, 2019
The sustainable development goals adopted by the world leaders in 2015 include a global commitment to end child labor. The target 8.7 of the sustainable development goals calls on the global community to “Take immediate and effective measures to eradicate forced labor, end modern slavery and human trafficking to secure the prohibition and elimination of any form of child labor including recruitment and use of child soldiers. The aim is to end child labor of any form by 2025.
In 2019, the International Labour Organization celebrates 100 years of advancing social justice and promotes decent work. This World Day Against Child Labour look at the advancements achieved over the last 100 years on tackling child labor.