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).

  • Constitutional Provisions

  • 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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