World Day Against Child Labor Date in the current year: June 12, 2016

World Day Against Child Labor World Day Against Child Labor is an official United Nations observance launched by the International Labor Organization (ILO) in 2002. It is held annually on June 12.

The ILO is a United Nations agency dealing with labor issues, namely social protection and international labor standards. In 1992, the ILO launched the International Program on the Elimination of Child Labor aimed at eliminating child labor throughout the world.

The term “child labor” refers to the employment of children in any work that deprives them from receiving adequate education, and that is dangerous or harmful. The worst forms of child labor include slavery, practices similar to slavery, commercial sexual exploitation of children, using children in the commission of crime. Child labor is still prevalent in some developing countries.

World Day Against Child Labor was established in 2002 in order to raise public awareness of child labor and join efforts to fight against it. It is marked with appropriate activities and events organized by individual governments, local authorities, workers and employers organizations, and civil society. These events aim to put an end to child labor in any of its forms.

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