World Day Against Child Labour 2020: Theme, History and More

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World Day Against Child Labour 2020: Theme, History and More

According to the International Labour Organization (ILO), there are about 152 million children globally who are engaged in child labour, 72 million of whom are in hazardous work.

World Day Against Child Labour is observed every year on 12th June. According to the International Labour Organization (ILO), there are about 152 million children globally who are engaged in child labour, 72 million of whom are in hazardous work.

Theme

The theme of World Day against Child Labour 2020 is ‘Covid-19: Protect Children from Child Labour, now more than ever!’ The idea is to save the lives of those children who have been pushed to slavery and have become victims of abuse.

History

The International Labour Organization (ILO) launched World Day Against Child Labour in 2002, after which it is annually celebrated to raise awareness about the plight of child labourers worldwide. The ILO works on global labour-related issues, launched the World Day against Child Labour to bring attention and join efforts to fight against child labour.