World Day 2019: News and events

  1. Statement

    European Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development video message for the World Day Against Child Labour 2019

    12 June 2019

    Commissioner Mr Neven Mimica speaks of child labour on the occasion of World Day Against Child Labour.

  2. Statement

    Immediate Action Needed to Address Pervasive Child Labour in Agriculture

    12 June 2019

    A joint statement for World Day Against Child Labour 2019 by Global March Against Child Labour

  3. Statement

    Joint Statement by the High Representative and the European Commission on the occasion of the World Day against Child Labour

    12 June 2019

  4. News

    EU, FAO and ILO unite to end child labour in agriculture

    12 June 2019

  5. Our impact, their voices

    Community action to fight child labour

    12 June 2019

    By working with local communities an ILO project in Bangladesh has succeeded in removing 2,000 children from child labour.

  6. World Day Against Child Labour

    Fighting child labour: An interview with children's rights trainer Molly Namirembe

    12 June 2019

    To mark World Day Against Child Labour 2019, the ILO ran a thematic forum on child labour at the 108th International Labour Conference. Molly Namirembe, a youth advocate from Uganda and SCREAM (Supporting Children’s Rights through Education, the Arts and the Media) trainer, participated in the forum, and spoke to ILO TV about her contribution to the fight against child labour.

  7. Press release

    Children should work on their dreams, not on fields !

    12 June 2019

    World Day Against Child Labour is marked on 12 June. Its theme in 2019 is children should work on their dreams, not on fields.

  8. Our impact, their voices

    Out of the mines and into school

    12 June 2019

    An ILO project in Ghana’s artisanal mining communities is helping to reduce child labour and open up opportunities for education for vulnerable children.

  9. World Day Against Child Labour

    World Day Against Child Labour sheds light on working children in Jordan’s agricultural sector

    12 June 2019

    ILO Jordan holds events for children working on farms to highlight importance of education on the occasion of World Day Against Child Labour.

  10. Op-Ed for World Day Against Child Labour 2019

    “To be a child is to be a dreamer”

    12 June 2019

    Not be breadwinners or burdened with adult responsibility. An opinion editorial by Ms Simrin Singh, Country Director, ILO Country Office for Sri Lanka and the Maldives.