Campaign and advocacy
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Campaign and advocacy

  1. World Day Against Child Labour - 12 June

    The International Labour Organization (ILO) launched the first World Day Against Child Labour in 2002 as a way to highlight the plight of working children. Observed on June 12th, the day is intended to serve as a catalyst for the growing worldwide movement against child labour.

  2. Red Card to Child Labour

    In several sporting disciplines, but especially in football, the red card sanctions faults which are liable to exclusion from the field. In 2002, the ILO and IPEC decided to use the symbol of the red card to raise awareness in preventing, challenging and eliminating child labour.

  3. "Music against Child Labour" Initiative

    The International Labour Organization and its International Programme on the Elimination of Child Labour (IPEC), in partnership with an array of renowned conductors, musicians, musicians’ organisations and music education bodies, launches its “Music against Child Labour” Initiative in June 2013.

  4. SCREAM: Supporting Children's Rights through Education, the Arts and the Media

    SCREAM is an education and social mobilization initiative, to help educators worldwide promote understanding and awareness of child labour among young people

  5. Youth in action against child labour

    Young people worldwide are speaking out against child labour and taking action to raise further awareness of this issue.

Global Child Labour Conferences

  1. III Brasilia Global Child Labour Conference, 2013

    Towards a child labour-free world
    Brasilia, 8-10 October 2013

  2. II The Hague Global Child Labour Conference, 2010

    Towards a world without child labour – Mapping the road to 2016
    The Hague, 10-11 May 2010

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