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Today marks World Day Against Child Labour

Today marks World Day Against Child Labour. The International Labour Organization launched the World Day Against Child Labour in 2002 to focus attention on the global extent of child labour and the action and efforts needed to eliminate it. Each year on 12 June, the World Day brings together governments, employers and workers organizations, civil society, as well as millions of people from around the world to highlight the plight of child labourers and what can be done to help them.

The Sustainable Development Goals, adopted by world leaders in 2015, include a renewed global commitment to ending child labour. The theme of this is year is Children shouldn’t work in fields, but on dreams.

Children shouldn’t work in fields, but on dreams. Yet today, 152 million children are still in child labour. Although child labour occurs in almost every sector, seven out of every ten is in agriculture.