This year, World Day Against Child Labour on 12 June focuses on the impact of conflicts and disasters on child labour. In times of conflict, in times of disaster, when livelihoods are disrupted, basic services are lost and people can be forced from their homes, entire families become more vulnerable. But it is children who often pay the heaviest price. Many of the 168 million children in child labour live in areas affected by conflict and disaster.
Under Target 8.7 of the UN’s 2030 Sustainable Development Goals, all countries have committed to eliminating all forms of child labour by 2025. It means leaving no child behind – no matter how difficult and challenging the circumstances.
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ILO,cOLOMBO, in collaboration with the UNICEF and Girl Guides Association, is planning to host an event on World Day Against Child Labour, on 22nd of June, 2017.
So join us in marking World Day Against Child Labour! There is no time to lose. It is time to make our actions speak.