World Day against Child Labor

junho 11, 2009

"NEW YORK, USA, 12 June 2008 -- The UN International Labour Organization has designated today the World Day against Child Labour. Observed annually, it is a day to raise awareness about the cycle of poverty that results when children must work and therefore miss out on educational opportunities.

UNICEF estimates that there are 158 million children under the age of 15 who are trapped in child labour around the world. The vast majority of these children have little hope of gaining access to education or to shrug off the burden of illiteracy that threatens to undermine their future.

Education is a basic right of all children. Eliminating incentives for children to work is a key component of getting them into school, along with education programmes that are free and child-friendly." (unicef)

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