World Day Against Child Labour

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2021 DateJune 12, 2021
2022 DateJune 12, 2022
World Day Against Child Labour

World Day Against Child Labour History

World Day Against Child Labour was launched by the International Labour Organization in 2002. The global awareness day focuses on acknowledging the child labor issue and take the actions necessary to eliminate it. The International Labour Organization, together with the United Nations, plan to abolish all Child Labour activities by 2025. The World Day Against Child Labour happens every year on June 12th.

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World Day Against Child Labour Facts

  • The theme for World Day Against Child Labour in 2021 is Act now to end child labour!
  • According to the UN, there are an estimated 152 million children in child labor around the world.
  • The region with the highest number of children in child labor is Africa with about 72 million. Asia and the Pacific rank 2nd highest with 62 million. The Americas have 11 million, Europe and Central Asia have 6 million, and the Arab States have 1 million.
  • According to the UN, 71% of child labor is used in agriculture, 17% is used in services, and 12% is used in the industrial sector.

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World Day Against Child Labour - References and Related Sites

www.un.org: World Day Against Child Labour
www.ilo.org: International Labour Organization

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