World Day Against Child Labour 2022
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World Day Against Child Labour, also known as Anti Child Labour Day, is observed on 12th June every year.
The day aims to raise awareness about the exploitation of children engaged in child labour.
It aims to bring together governments and civil society organizations to combat child labour.
The day also focuses on what more needs to be done to eliminate child labour.
National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) is celebrating Elimination of Child Labour Week in honour of World Day Against Child Labour in 75 places from 12 June.
Theme of the year 2022 -
"Universal Social Protection to End Child Labour".
The theme of the day focuses on increasing investment in social security schemes and systems to develop sound social security mechanisms to protect against child labour.
A total of 160 million children are still engaged in child labour, some of whom are under the age of five.
History of the day
The International Labor Organization (ILO) started celebrating World Day Against Child Labour in 2002 with the aim of highlighting the plight of children who are victims of child labour.
The day serves as a catalyst to take forward the global movement against child labour.
The eradication of Child Labour is part of the UN Sustainable Development Goal (Target 8.7).
According to Article 21(A) and Article 45 of the constitution children of the age six to 14 years have the Right to Education.
As per provision of Article 24, a child below the age of 14 years cannot be employed in any mine, factory or hazardous workplace.
Significance of the day
The day focuses on providing dignity to the lives of children affected by child labor and ensuring support for their education, medical services and other needs.
Many campaigns and seminars are organized on this day.
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