2 June 2015
The most recent global estimates suggest some 120 million children between the ages of 5 and 14 are involved in child labour, with boys and girls in this age group almost equally affected. The World Day Against Child Labour on June 12th this year will focus particularly on the importance of quality education as a key step in tackling child labour.
On this year’s World Day Against Child Labour calls for:-
- free, compulsory and quality education for all children at least to the minimum age for admission to employment and action to reach those presently in child labour,
- new efforts to ensure that national policies on child labour and education are consistent and effective; and
- policies that ensure access to quality education and investment in the teaching profession.