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

The main objective of the event is to raise awareness among children, parents, and authorities to prevent child labour and its worst forms in conflict and disaster situations in Sri Lanka. The event will consist of a number of activities, including a panel discussion and stage performances. Participants include relevant ministries and other governmental organizations, UN agencies, civil society organizations, children and parents. 

The schedule of the event is as follows:
Date: June 22nd, 2017
Time: 13:00 – 17:00
Venue: Lakshman Kadirgamar Institute, 24 Horton Place, Colombo 7

Tentative Agenda of the World Day Against Child Labour 2017:



13:00 – 13:30


13:30 – 13:35

Opening remarks by the ILO

13:35 – 13:50

Quiz on child labour based on Child Activity Survey

13:50 – 14:00

Audio visual presentation

14:00 – 15:00

Panel discussion on the following topics

  • In what way does conflict make children vulnerable to child labour?
  • In what way do disasters make children vulnerable to child labour?
  • What can we do to prevent child labour, especially in conflict and disaster situations?


15:00 – 15:30

Art performance on child labour in conflicts and disasters

15:30 – 16:00

Discussions among participating children

16:00 – 16:15

Award ceremony of Child Ambassadors on Child Labour

16:15 – 16:30

Group photo