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.
Each year on 12 June, this World Day calls everyone from around the world, together with governments, employers, workers’ organizations and advocates for justice to highlight the plight of child labourers and what needs to be done to help them.
The theme chosen for the 2019 World Day Against Child Labour is: Children Shouldn’t Work in Fields, but on Dreams!
Yet it is estimated that today approximately 152 million children are still in child labour. Although child labour occurs in almost every sector, seven out of every ten are in agriculture.