World Scouting and the ILO join forces for the World Day Against Child Labour

For over a decade now, the World Organization of the Scout Movement and the ILO have been working together to raise awareness about issues of social justice and human rights including, in particular, about child labour.

News | 22 April 2015
The partnership revolves around IPEC’s SCREAM programme - Supporting Children’s Rights through Education, the Arts and the Media - which empowers youth to become advocates against child labour. Beyond advocacy, Scouts have increasingly become engaged in activities which reach out to children in or at risk of child labour and change their lives.
In the build-up to the World Day Against Child Labour on 12 June, WOSM and ILO-IPEC are once again calling on National Scout Organizations (NSOs) and ILO Country Offices to join forces in activities and events planned on and around the World Day.
In the World Day joint Circular issued by Corinne Vargha, Chief of Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work/IPEC at the ILO, and Scott Teare, Secretary General of WOSM, they said “All of us can take action to help end child labour and make sure every child can attend school and receive quality education. Let us all work together to say “NO to child labour, YES to quality education” to create a better world for our children and the generations to come.”

Download the joint Circular for World Day Against Child Labour 2015 in English, French and Spanish.