The World Day Against Child Labour comes at a critical juncture in the global campaign against child labour and the goal of ending its worst forms by 2016. As millions of people around the world get ready for the action of the football World Cup in South Africa, we make an urgent appeal to “go for the goal: end child labour.”
In India, NCPCR along with ILO, UNICEF and UNESCO, unanimously agree that realisation of children’s right to education is crucial for reaching the goal of elimination of child labour, in addition to scaling up efforts through poverty reduction, social protection and building political commitment to tackling child labour.
RTE heralded as Means to End Child Labour in India
The National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR), ILO, UNICEF, UNESCO and the corporate sector marked the World Day Against Child Labour by heralding India’s landmark Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act (RTE) as the foundation to ensure that all children are in school and out of child labour.
UNICEF calls on governments, donors and the private sector to end child labour
UNICEF is calling for renewed urgency to tackle the world's worst forms of child labour on the 11th World Day against Child Labour with the theme “Go for the Goal. Eliminate Child Labour”.