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World Child Labor Day: June 12

World Child Labor Day: June 12

Every year on June 12 the World Day Against Child Labor is observed to raise awareness of the plight of child laborers world-wide.

2019 theme: Children shouldn’t work in fields, but on dreams!

The International Labour Organization (ILO) launched the World Day Against Child Labour in 2002 to focus attention on the global extent of child labour and the action and efforts needed to eliminate it.

Facts about Child Labour

Worldwide 218 million children between 5 and 17 years are in employment. Among them, 152 million are victims of child labour; almost half of them, 73 million, work in hazardous child labour.

In absolute terms, almost half of child labour (72.1 million) is to be found in Africa; 62.1 million in the Asia and the Pacific; 10.7 million in the Americas; 1.2 million in the Arab States and 5.5 million in Europe and Central Asia.

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