The World Day against Child Labour will be celebrated on 12 June 2010. It comes just one month after a major Global Conference on Child Labour is to be held in the Netherlands, the first event of its kind for more than 10 years. The 2010 World Day coincides with the football World Cup in South Africa. Go for the goal and show the red card to child labour!
The World Day will provide an early opportunity for national and local activities to follow up on the momentum generated by the Global Conference, and to scale up the worldwide movement to tackle child labour. See the International Programme on the Elimination of Child Laour’s website, who on this World Day are calling for:
- Renewed urgency to tackle the worst forms of child labour.
- Scaling up global, national and local level efforts by making action against all forms of child labour an integral part of poverty reduction, social protection and education planning strategies.
- Building political and popular commitment to tackling child labour, with social partners and civil society playing a leading role in advocacy and awareness raising efforts.