The World Day Against Child Labour this year will focus particularly on the importance of quality education as a key step in tackling child labour. It is very timely to do so, as in 2015 the international community will be reviewing reasons for the failure to reach development targets on education and will be setting new goals and strategies. Read more...
On this year’s World Day Against Child Labour we call 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;
- policies that ensure access to quality education and investment in the teaching profession.
The “Music against Child Labour” Initiative links the ILO-IPEC with famous conductors, musicians, musicians’ organizations and music education bodies.
The second volume of the ILO World Report on Child Labour series highlights the close linkages between child labour and good youth employment outcomes.