World Day 2017 News and Activities

  1. Our impact, Their voices

    Preventing child labour in natural disasters

    17 July 2017

    In natural disasters, many families fall into poverty, lose their homes and property, children lose their parents and become at risk of engaging in child labour. Prompt actions are required to help disaster-stricken families improve their livelihoods and ensure that children can go to school and be protected from child labour.

  2. Presentation

    Presentation on impact of natural disasters on children in Sri Lanka

    23 June 2017

    Effect of annual drought and floods on child labour and child welfare in Sri Lanka done by Ms Sonali Moonesinghe

  3. Press release

    Sri Lanka stands at a delicate moment in making child labour one for the history books

    23 June 2017

    On 22nd June, in collaboration with the Girl Guides Association and the UNICEF, the ILO hosted an event in Colombo to raise awareness on how Sri Lanka can protect children from child labour, particularly in conflict and disaster situations.

  4. Statement

    Opening remarks by Ms Simrin Singh on World Day Against Child Labour 2017

    22 June 2017

    By Ms Simrin Singh, Director, ILO Country Office for Sri Lanka and the Maldives

  5. Event

    In Conflicts and Disasters; Protect Children from Child Labour

    The ILO, in collaboration with the UNICEF and Girl Guides Association, is planning to host an event on World Day Against Child Labour, on 22nd of June, 2017 in Colombo

  6. World Day against Child Labour 2017

    Songs and poems for one million Filipino children freed from child labour

    The National Child Labor Committee (NCLC) will mark the World Day against Child Labour in the Philippines in a concert featuring songs, dances and poems on child labour in line with the global theme “In conflicts and disasters, protect children from child labour”.

  7. Our impact, Their voices

    Preventing child labour in natural disasters and climate change

    14 June 2017

    Children are the most vulnerable to the impacts of climate change, natural disasters and extreme weather phenomena. Natural disasters and climate change can negatively affect children’s rights in many aspects such as health, educational access, nutrition, livelihoods and economic exploitation through child labour.

  8. Event

    Commemoration of World Day Against Child Labour (WDACL) organized by the Labour and Human Resource Department, Government of Punjab

    Large number of government officials, representatives of employers, workers, NGOs, civil society along with children and their who are beneficiaries of Punjab Government’s schemes participated. The Project Director, Punjab Integrated project while sharing the progress informed that the project will be launched in all 36 districts of the Punjab Province. The Country Director, ILO Office for Pakistan appreciated government’s efforts and indicated that a lot more needs to be done, yet. Punjab Minister for Labour assured continuation government commitment till the Punjab is child labour free.

  9. Event

    Joint event with UNICEF and Children Commissioner’s office to mark the World Day against Child Labour

    The event was organized jointly with UNICEF and the Children Commissioner’s office. Mrs Raheela Durrani, speaker of Balochistan Assembly and Mr. Salman Faruqi, Federal Ombudsman appreciated the provincial governments for enacting child labour laws, though, they pointed out the need for harmonizing the legislation and better enforcement thereof.

  10. India

    A landmark step in the fight against child labour in India

    13 June 2017

    Video message of Yuri Afanasiev, UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative in India.