"The 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda reaffirms the goal of ending child labour. Acting together, it is within our means to make the future of work a future without child labour."
Guy Ryder, ILO Director-General
2016 Theme: End child labour in supply chains - It's everyone's business!
A Turkish boy selling bricklike sweetcakes on an Istanbul street. UN Photo/ Jean Pierre Laffon
The International Labour Organization (ILO) 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.
This year, the focus for World Day Against Child Labour is on child labour and supply chains. With 168 million children still in child labour, all supply chains, from agriculture to manufacturing, services to construction, run the risk that child labour may be present.
To support businesses in their actions to remove child labour from their supply chains, the ILO and the International Organisation of Employers (IOE) have jointly created the Child Labour Guidance Tool, a resource for companies to increase their knowledge and ability to conduct business in line with international labour standards on child labour.
A high-level event to mark the World Day held on 8 June 2016 in the Human Rights Council room of the Palais des Nations from. The event took place during the 105th Session of the International Labour Conference