World Day against Child Labour: initiatives and events in Italy

National project «Music against child labour» (in Italian)
Rome, Auditorium Parco della Musica
Saturday 31 May, 11:30 a.m.
Award ceremony of the winners of the «Music against child labour» contest organized by the Ministry of Education and the ILO, with concert under the direction of Paolo Marzocchi.
Event organized by ILO, MIUR and MED. Rome
9-12 giugno
Launch in Italy of the «Red Card to Child Labour» campaign. Anyone can raise their voice against child labour and, as of now, sign up and share the Red Card message through the Thunderclap Platform. On 12 June all the messages will be released simultaneously creating a virtual wave to bring attention to the issue around the world.
Milan, Palazzina Liberty
Tuesday 10 June, 6:00 p.m.
Conference and concert of the Suzuki Orchestra directed by Antonio Mosca.
Programme: Marc-Antoine Charpentier, Te Deum Prelude; Alexander Arutunjan, Concerto
Trumpet: Jasmin Iris Ghera
Event organized by ILO, MIUR, Municipality of Milan, CICU and MED.
Vatican City, St Peter Square
Wednesday 11 June
Pope Francis referred to the World Day Against Child Labour during his general audience, saying that «tens of millions of children are forced to work in degrading conditions, and are victims of slavery and abuse, harassment and discrimination. I truly hope that the international community will extend children's access to social protection to eradicate this curse. We all need to renew our commitment, especially families, to protect the dignity of every boy and girl and to offer them the opportunity to grow in a healthy environment. A peaceful childhood allows children to look at life and the future with confidence.» Pope Francis also raised the Red Card to Child Labour during the audience.
Rome, Chamber of Deputies
Wednesday 11 June
The Director of the ILO Office in Rome meets the President of the Chamber of Deputies, Ms Laura Boldrini, on the occasion of the World Day against Child Labour.

Rome, Ministry of Justice
Thursday 12 June, 10:00 a.m.
Press conference for the presentation of preliminary data of the new inquiry by Save the Children Italy on child labour and children at risk, with the participation of the Minister of Justice, Andrea Orlando.
Milan, Villa Clerici
Thursday 12 June, 10:00 a.m.
Whole day event against child labour, with the participation of the schools who participated in the «Music agaisnt child labour» contest organized by the Ministry of Education, University and Research and the ILO.
Event organized by ILO, MIUR and MED.
Parma, crypt of the cathedral
Thursday 12 June, 9:00 p.m.
«Paer» choir of Colomo under the direction of Ugo Rolli.
Event organized by Festival dei cori «Adolfo Tanzi» and the Associazione culturale salesiana «San Benedetto».
Pesaro, Annunziata church
Thursday 12 June
Concert by the Filarmonica Gioachino Rossini under the direction of Carlo Tenan.