World Day Against Child Labour 2020
According to ILO, Hundreds of millions of girls and boys throughout the world are involved in work that deprives them of receiving an adequate education, health, leisure, and basic freedoms, violating this way their rights. To raise awareness and activism to prevent child labour, World Day Against Child Labour is celebrated by an International Labour Organization (ILO). It is held every year on June 12, is intended to foster the worldwide movement against child labour in any of its forms.
About World Day Against Child Labour:
The ILO was founded in 1919, to promote rights at work, encourage decent employment opportunities, enhance social protection, and strengthen dialogue on work-related issues. The ILO became the first specialized agency of the UN in 1946. The International Labour Organization (ILO), the United Nations body that regulates the world of work, launched the World Day Against Child Labour in 2002 in order to bring attention and join efforts to fight against child labour. It was spurred by ratifications of ILO Convention No. 138 on the minimum age for employment and ILO Convention No. 182. According to ILO, 152 million children between the ages of 5-17 were in child labour, almost half them, 73 million, in hazardous child labour. (Based on UN.org and ILO. org)
About World Day Against Child Labour 2020:
This year due to the COVID-19 health pandemic and the resulting economic and labour market shock are having a huge impact on people’s lives and livelihoods. World Day Against Child Labour 2020 focuses on the impact of crisis on child labour. The theme for World Day Against Child Labour 2020 is “COVID-19: Protect children from child labour, now more than ever!”.
World Day Against Child Labour Past Year Themes and Events:
- 2002: A Future Without Child Labour
- 2003: Trafficking in Children
- 2004: Behind closed doors: Child domestic labour
- 2005: A load too heavy: Child labour in mining and quarrying
- 2006: The end of child labour: Together we can do it!
- 2007: Child labour and agriculture
- 2008: Education: The right response to child labour
- 2009: Give girls a chance: End child labour
- 2010: Go for the goal… end child labour
- 2011: Warning! Children in hazardous work
- 2012: Human rights and social justice… let’s end child labour
- 2013: No to child labour in domestic work
- 2014: Extend social protection: combat child labour!
- 2015: NO to child labour – YES to quality education!
- 2016: End child labour in supply chains – It’s everyone’s business!
- 2017: In conflicts and disasters, protect children from child labour
- 2018: Generation Safe & Healthy
- 2019: Children shouldn’t work in fields but on dreams!
- 2020: COVID-19: Protect Children from Child Labour, now more than ever!
World Day Against Child Labour 2020 Wishes and Slogans
“Small hands can handle a pen better. Lend your support to abolish child labor.”
“Let Children Be Children, Not Child Laborers.”
“Love Your Children – Stop Child Labor!”
“Do Them A Favor, Stop Child Labor”
“ Stop Child Labor Start Educating Them”
“ Stop Child Labor, The Unexpected Pain of a Child”
“Say No To Child Labor, Yes to Education!”
“World revolves around the children. Children’s future revolves around education. Stop Child Labor”
World Day against Child Labour 2020 quotes and Status Pictures
“Child labor perpetuates poverty, unemployment, illiteracy, population growth, and other social problems.”—Kailash Satyarthi
“Child slavery is a crime against humanity. Humanity itself is at stake here. A lot of work still remains, but I will see the end of child labor in my lifetime.”—Kailash Satyarthi
“If we are to teach real peace in this world, and if we are to carry on a real war against war, we shall have to begin with the children”—Mahatma Gandhi
“You can’t regulate child labor. You can’t regulate slavery. Some things are just wrong.”—Michael Moore endchildlabor.org
“Safety and security don’t just happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear”—Nelson Mandela, Former President of South Africa
“Some girls cannot go to school because of the child labor and child trafficking.”—Malala Yousafzai
If we want to develop Our Country. We should first develop a bright future for these Children. So STOP CHILD LABOUR, START EDUCATING THEM!