INDIA: World Day against Child Labour 2015

A report on the proceedings of a technical consultation organized by ILO India Country Office on the World Day against Child Labour, June 12, 2015.

In India, the ILO and UNICEF have partnered since 2008 in joining the global movement in marking the World Day against Child Labour. Over a period of seven years, this partnership supported the autonomous government body, the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR), established in 2007 under the Commission for Protection of Child Rights Act, 2005. Over the years, the national WDACL event was supported by similar events in the States. On 12 June this year, the V.V. Giri National Labour Institute (NLI), an autonomous body of the Ministry of Labour and Employment, in collaboration with the ILO, UNICEF and UNESCO, organized the Technical Consultation on Exploring Education Strategies to Address Child Labour. The Technical Consultation provided an opportunity to share global information as well as evidence and experiences from India as related to child labour and education, with a view to encourage policy dialogue and action on evidence-based education strategies. This report provides a brief summary of the technical consultation.