World Day Against Child Labour
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NameWorld Day Against Child Labour
World Day Against Child Labour 2013Wednesday, June 12, 2013
World Day Against Child Labour 2014Thursday, June 12, 2014
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Every year on June 12 the World Day Against Child Labor is observed to raise awareness of the plight of child laborers world-wide. Hundreds of millions of girls and boys around the world are affected.
What do people do?
Every year, numerous events are held around the world on June 12 to mark the World Day Against Child Labor and call attention to the probem.
The World Day Against Child Labor is a global observance and not a public holiday.
Child labor is especially rampant in many developing countries - but even in industrialized nations many children are forced to work. According to UNICEF, children in the United States “are employed in agriculture, a high proportion of them from immigrant or ethnic-minority families.” There have also been a number of incidents of westerns companies exploiting child laborers in developing countries to save production costs.
In 2011, there were an estimated 215 million child laborers in the world - 115 million of which were involved in hazardous work. To combat child labor around the world the International Labour Organization (ILO) initiated the World Day Against Child Labor in 2002.
World Day Against Child Labour Observances
|Weekday||Date||Year||Name||Holiday type||Where it is observed|
|Sun||Jun 12||2011||World Day Against Child Labour||United Nations observance|
|Tue||Jun 12||2012||World Day Against Child Labour||United Nations observance|
|Wed||Jun 12||2013||World Day Against Child Labour||United Nations observance|
|Thu||Jun 12||2014||World Day Against Child Labour||United Nations observance|
|Fri||Jun 12||2015||World Day Against Child Labour||United Nations observance|
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