World Day against Child Labour being observed today

World Day Against Child Labour is being observed across the globe including Pakistan on Friday to raise awareness of the plight of child laborers worldwide.


The Day is being observed to focus attention on the global extent of child labour and the action and efforts needed to eliminate it.

International Day Against Child Labour 2015, a United Nations observance to bring awareness against child labour is being commemorated on Friday, 12 June.

The UN began observing the special day for children in 2002 and the latest surveys suggest that more than 215 million children work instead of attending school. Some do not even have enough time to play.

Many are exposed to slavery and other illicit activities like drug trafficking and prostitution, and some are even involved in armed conflict.

The theme of this year’s day against child labour is “NO to child labour – YES to quality education!”