World Day Against Child Labour

The annual World Day Against Child Labour was marked by events in scores of countries around the world on 12 June amid growing concerns over the impact of the economic crisis on child labour, and in particular girls. For the World Day, the ILO will release a new report entitled "Give Girls a Chance: Tackling child labour, a key to the future," highlighting the exploitation of girls in child labour and warning that the crisis could force more girls out of education and into child labour.

The annual World Day Against Child Labour will be marked by events in scores of countries around the world on 12 June amid growing concerns over the impact of the economic crisis on child labour, and in particular girls.

For the World Day, the ILO will release a new report entitled "Give Girls a Chance: Tackling child labour, a key to the future," highlighting the exploitation of girls in child labour and warning that the crisis could force more girls out of education and into child labour.

The report by the International Programme on the Elimination of Child Labour (IPEC) of the International Labour Office (ILO) will provide latest estimates on the number of girls in child labour and detail the exploitative forms of child labour facing them.

This years World Day also marks the tenth anniversary of the adoption of ILO Convention No. 182 on the elimination of the worst forms of child labour.

World Day Against Child Labour 2009 events


World Day events will be held in more than 60 countries across the world. Events around the world will involve governments, employers and workers, other UN organizations and non-governmental organisations, media events, awareness raising campaigns, cultural performances and other public events. For more information on World Day events, reports, background and other materials, see /ChildLabourWorldDay

Local events

In Nepal, World Day against Child Labour will be marked by the following events through the implementing agencies in the eight working districts on 12 June 2009.

Radio programme broad casting from local FM pamphlets dissemination street drama against child labour speech competition among Participatory Learning and Action participant on the topic of child labour and its consequences youth clubs rally against the child labour coordination meeting with stakeholders rally with banner and play card display in public places interaction program on the issues of child labour among the key stakeholders scrolling message and key slogans at local TV cables/networks jointly organize free health check up camp for working children VDC level interaction workshop on child labour and education among Child Right Protection Forum (CRPF) Broadcast live interaction program through local FM radio on child labour issue among various stakeholders graffiti/wall painting at public places at villages particularly in project areas organize "Meet the Press" (press conference) on Harwaha/Charwaha issue and to disseminate information on bonded labour issue in the Project districts.

The World Day against Child Labour is also being organised by the Ministry of Labour and Transport Management in collaboration with employers and workers organisations as well as civil society in Kathmandu. ILO officials will actively participate in the events organised by the Ministry and other stakeholders at the National level.

Note for the media


Broadcast quality video material on child labour in different regions of the world is available to broadcasters by contacting the Department of Communication, Radio and TV unit on Email for video materials.

For more information or to interview experts in child labour, please visit the World Day website or contact the ILO International Programme on the Elimination of Child Labour at +41227997341, +41 227 99 6568 (English, French Spanish) or +41 227 99 8286 (English only), or via Email.

Local contact information

Mr Shengjie Li, Director

Mr Uddhav Raj Poudyal, Chief Technical Adviser
ILO Office in Nepal
Tel: + 977 1 5555777
Email