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World Day Against Child Labour 2023

World Day Against Child Labour is observed on 12th June every year across the globe. Child labor is a common problem that is visible in almost all nationals across the world today. Keeping this in mind, the World day against Child Labour is observed each year to spread awareness against the situation of child labor. 

Nothing can be as cruel as noticing a child indulged in some kind of laborious work. As per the United Nations, every 10th child in the world is exposed to Child Labour. These children work in different fields such as cleaning, rag-picking, hospitality, and even sometimes in some of the most dangerous environments of factories. 

The Global Problem of Child Labour

Children are often sent to work when the family is facing a financial crunch and the kid is the only source of hope for the entire family. Of course, there are also some such families, where the parents work but the child is also sent for work to get some extra income. 

This concept is noticed mostly in the poorest countries of the world such as the region of Sub-Saharan Africa and Asia. 

But again the trend of child labour can be also noticed in some of the industrialized countries like Italy. Children mostly under the age of 16 years are forced to child labour in this European country.

World Day Against Child Labour

It was in the year 2002 that the International Labour Organization (ILO) established World Day Against Child Labour. The day is observed on the 12th of June every year across the world to spread awareness to stop child labour. 

Children are the building blocks of a nation and with proper education and development, a country can surely prosper high. But often the children are deprived of education and even good health, mainly due to economic situations. This not just puts the child’s life and future at risk but also the country’s development and future at risk. 

Hence, the day is not just important to educate people to stop child labour but also to encourage children to study. It is important that people along with the nation should take certain steps that can help children go back to schools in place of working in factories and other places.

World Day Against Child Labour 2023

The World Day Against Child Labour 2023 Theme is “Social Justice for All. End Child Labour!” in 2023, it highlights the connection between social justice and the eradication of child labour. The theme was to encourage nations and organizations to curb the situations of child labour and bring out policies that can help in the education of children from all strata of life. 

Most often, children are the very first ones who need to suffer in such a situation. They are sent to earn bread for the family exposing them to child labour. 

This year Global March Against Child Labour in collaborating with many other organizations to check out the pandemic is going to affect child labour. Also, the aim this year is to find out ways and spread awareness to slowly reduce the cases of child labour globally. 

This day holds significance because it serves as a platform to amplify the message of ending child labour. By supporting and observing this day, individuals and organizations can contribute to the global movement against child labour, advocating for the rights and well-being of children.

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Why is World Day Against Child Labour celebrated?

Its purpose is to draw attention to the issue of child labour and mobilize efforts to combat it effectively.

Who declared the World Day Against Child Labour?

The International Labour Organization (ILO) launched the first World Day Against Child Labour in 2002 as a way to highlight the plight of children engaged in child labour.


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