UN promotes World Day Against Child Labour
This year the World Day Against Child Labour and the World Day for Safety and Health at Work shine a spotlight .
The World Day Against Child Labour in 2002 was launched by the International Labour Organization (ILO) to focus on the world extent of child-centric labor.
The action and efforts needed to eliminate the child labor put as the world come together on 12 June as governments, employers and workers organizations, civil society, as well as millions of people from around the world bring their ideas about child laborers.
This year the World Day Against Child Labour and the World Day for Safety and Health at Work shine a spotlight on the global need to improve the safety and health of ypung workers and end child labour.
This Combined Campaign aims to boost the action and achieve Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) target 8.8 of safe and secure working environment for all workers by 2030 and SDG target 8.7 of ending all forms of child labor by 2025.
The returns on the investment in ending child labor are incalculable. Children who are free from the burden of child labour are able to fully realize their rights to education, leisure, and healthy development, in turn providing the essential foundation for broader social and economic development, poverty eradication, and human rights.