World World Day Against Child Labour is celebrated on 12 June. It was launched in 2002 by the International Labour Organization to raise awareness of child labor and focus on ways to eliminate it. It has been estimated that 152 million children are still in child labour today.
This year’s theme is “Children shouldn’t work in fields, but on dreams”. 2019 also marks 20 years since the adoption of the ILO’s Worst Forms of Child Labour Convention, which is close to universal ratification, with only a few countries still to ratify.