As 152 million children are still suffering in the labour field globally, the international community today marks the World Day Against Child Labour.
The International Labour Organization (ILO), which is regulated by the UN body, first launched this initiative on 12 of June 2002.
This campaign aims at raising public awareness about child labour problems and urging countries to eliminate them.
2019’s World Day theme is entitled “Children shouldn’t work in fields, but on dreams”.
So many events will take place in different countries, focusing on what kids should’ve achieved if they were at schools instead of work.
Governments, organizations, civil society and millions of people world wide will unit to revise old conventions and set future plans.
In this context, the UN reiterates its commitment to protect kids’ basic rights and end all forms of this phenomenon by 2025.
It’s remarkable that this misery doesn’t only exist in developing countries but also in industrialized nations.
According to the UNICEF, American kids are frequently employed in agricultural sector.
In 2011, statistics showed that about 215 million children suffer in labour field.