World Day Against Child Labour - 12 June 2017
Globally over 1.5 billion people live in countries that are affected by conflict, violence and fragility. At the same time, around 200 million people are affected by disasters every year. A third of them are children. A significant proportion of the 168 million children engaged in child labour live in areas affected by conflict and disaster. The World Day Against Child Labour this year will focus on the impact of conflicts and disasters on child labour. As the world strives to achieve the elimination of child labour by 2025, on this World Day Against Child Labour, let’s join forces to end child labour in areas affected by conflict and disaster!
World Day 2017 Geneva Event highlights
The event took place during the 106th Session of the ILC and was held at Michelangelo Pistoletto’s “Rebirth” sculpture in Parc l’Ariana at the Palais des Nations.
Listen to the testimony and the poem recited by award-winning poet Emtithal Mahmoud.
Mr Abbas Ahmad Assi, Student, volunteer (NGO Beyond) and advocate (National Podium Against Child Labour) from Lebanon.
Students from two schools in Geneva, the International School of Geneva, Campus des Nations, and Collège du Léman, showed their support for the cause on this year’s World Day Against Child Labour.
Facebook live Interview
Ms. Beate Andrees, Chief of the ILO Fundamentals Principles and Rights at Work Branch, Ms. Ruba Jaradat, Director of ILO Regional Office for Arab States, and Abbas Ahmad Assi, student, volunteer and advocate from Lebanon.
Conflicts and disasters have a devastating impact on people’s lives. They push millions of children into child labour or into the hands of traffickers. Working together, we can accelerate action to end child labour in areas affected by conflicts and disasters.
World Day 2017 Children's messages
World Day 2017 Activities around the world
To mark World Day 2017 events are taking place around the world. Events range from high level policy debates to awareness-raising campaigns, cultural performances and other public activities.
Check the activities taking place in your region and country: Africa, Arab States, Asia, Europe and Central Asia and Latin America.
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