World Day 2019: News and events

  1. Child Labour

    Observing the World Day against Child Labour in Suva, Fiji

    12 June 2019

    The ILO’s Convention on the Worst Forms of Child Labour, 1999 (No. 182) has achieved almost universal ratification by the ILO’s 187 member States, and the ratification rate of the Minimum Age Convention, 1973 (No. 138) is not far behind.

  2. © Tran Van Yen / ILO 2023

    World Day Against Child Labour

    How we treat our children is a reflection of our societies and values

    12 June 2019

    In a statement released for World Day Against Child Labour, ILO Director-General Guy Ryder urges Governments, workers and employers to make a final push to end child labour.

  3. Press release

    ILO calls actors to join the movement against child labour in Africa

    12 June 2019

    On the Celebration of the World Day Against Child Labour, the International Labour Organisation calls actors and organisations to join and add their voices towards the acceleration of the worldwide movement against child labour.

  4. Our impact, Their voices

    Caring Gold: Future without child labour

    11 June 2019

    The dark reality of child labour and poverty remain despite the glitter of gold. Going beyond child-focused interventions, the ILO Caring Gold Project funded by the United States Department of Labor (USDOL), convened key actors and introduced innovations to end child labour and to improve working conditions in artisanal and small-scale gold mines.

  5. Event

    United to end child labour in agriculture

    To mark the World Day Against Child Labour, the European Commission, FAO and the ILO are jointly organising a conference.

  6. World Day Against Child Labour - High-Level Thematic Forum

    TOGETHER for a brighter future without child labour

    Celebrating the World Day Against Child Labour 2019, we look back at a century of struggle and forward to future challenges and opportunities. The thematic forum will focus on the major transformations being experienced in the world of work, whether the result of technology, environmental or demographic change, and what this means for the youngest in society. Given the proven policy areas for combatting child labour, the discussion will also focus on accelerating action towards SDG Target 8.7, entailing “the ratification and implementation of fundamental ILO labour standards and compliance in law and practice.” The forum will be followed by the second segment on “Empowering actors for social change” which will focus on the role of partnerships in building the momentum for campaigns and action against child labour. Within the context of the WDACL and the ILO’s SCREAM (Supporting Children’s Rights through Education, the Arts and the Media) programme, it will highlight the key role of children and youth in such efforts.