"No to child labour, Yes to education" – World Day against Child Labour Marked in Uzbekistan

The World Day Against Child Labour on June 12, 2017 in Uzbekistan was celebrated at a special event held under the slogan "No to child labour, Yes to education."

News | 12 June 2017
The event hosted by the Yoshlik youth summer recreation camp at Yusofhona village 70 km from Tashkent was attended by 450 children and featured an award ceremony for children's drawing contest dedicated to the theme of child labour, and a concert.

At the official opening, the audience was greeted by Anton Hausen, Chief Technical Adviser of the ILO's DWC Programme in Uzbekistan, and Bakhtiyor Makhmadaliev, Deputy Chairman of the Federation of Trade Unions of Uzbekistan.

In his opening address, Anton Hausen emphasised every child's right to a childhood with enough time for attending school and doing homework, as well as for recreation and spending time with friends.