World Day Against Child Labour 2023: History, Significance and Theme

World Day Against Child Labour 2023: History, Significance and Theme

World Day Against Child Labour is observe every year on 12 June. Child labor is a serious problem affecting millions of children around the world. This day makes people aware against child labor.

Significance of World Day Against Child Labour

World Day Against Child Labour observed on 12th June every year. It’s inspires the urgent need to eliminate child labor across the world. It is a day to raise awareness against child labour, promote dialogue and take action against the exploitation of children. The importance of this day lies in the ability of governments, organizations and individuals to work together to address the root causes of child labor and protect the rights and future of children. It emphasizes the importance of investing in quality education, social security and sustainable development. It calls for prioritizing the welfare of children. The day ensures that children have access to opportunities that enable their growth and development.

Theme of World Day Against Child Labour 2023

On the occasion of this day, a special theme selected to highlight various aspects related to child labour. The theme of World Day Against Child Labor 2023 is “Social Justice for All, End Child Labour!”. This theme inspires to break the cycle of child labor while promoting social justice.

Understanding Child Labour

Child labor refers to the exploitation of children through any form of work that deprives them of their childhood, and interferes with their ability to participate in regular schooling. Child labor is harmful mentally, physically, socially or morally to children. It is an issue deeply rooted in poverty, lack of education and socio-economic disparities. According to the International Labor Organization (ILO), an estimated 152 million children are engaged in child labor globally. Nearly half of them engaged in hazardous work.

History of World Day Against Child Labour

The history of World Day Against Child Labour begins in 2002. The International Labor Organization (ILO) started this day to draw attention to the global issue of child labour. June 12 was chosen for this day because it was on this day in 1998 that ILO adopted Convention No. 182. The ILO is a specialized agency of the United Nations that promotes social justice and internationally recognized labor rights. It is working extensively to eliminate child labor and improve the lives of children around the world.


On this World Day Against Child Labour, let us recommit ourselves to protecting children from exploitation. By raising awareness, advocating for change, and supporting initiatives that prioritize the well-being of children, we can contribute to the elimination of child labor. Remember, every child deserves a childhood filled with joy, learning and dreams and it is our collective responsibility to ensure that they get the opportunity to thrive. Together let’s protect the next generation and build a world where child labor is nothing more than a dark chapter in history.

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