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World Day Against Child Labour

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NameLanguage
World Day Against Child LabourEnglish
Día Mundial contra el Trabajo InfantilSpanish
היום העולמי נגד עבדות ילדיםHebrew
اليوم العالمي لمحاربة تشغيل الأطفالArabic
세계의 날에 대하여 아동 노동Korean
Welttag gegen KinderarbeitGerman

World Day Against Child Labour 2014

Thursday, June 12, 2014

World Day Against Child Labour 2015

Friday, June 12, 2015
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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.

Child labor is a problem in both developing and industrialized countries.

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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.

Public life

The World Day Against Child Labor is a global observance and not a public holiday.

Background

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.

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Learn more about the World Day Against Child Labor

World Day Against Child Labour Observances

WeekdayDateYearNameHoliday typeWhere it is observed
SunJun 122011World Day Against Child LabourUnited Nations observance 
TueJun 122012World Day Against Child LabourUnited Nations observance 
WedJun 122013World Day Against Child LabourUnited Nations observance 
ThuJun 122014World Day Against Child LabourUnited Nations observance 
FriJun 122015World Day Against Child LabourUnited Nations observance 
SunJun 122016World Day Against Child LabourUnited Nations observance 
MonJun 122017World Day Against Child LabourUnited Nations observance 
TueJun 122018World Day Against Child LabourUnited Nations observance 
WedJun 122019World Day Against Child LabourUnited Nations observance 
FriJun 122020World Day Against Child LabourUnited Nations observance 
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