World Day against child labour was launched by the International Labour Organisation in 2002 to focus attention on the global extent of child labour and the action and efforts needed to eliminate it. This day helps to highlights the plight of child labourers and what can be done to help them.
2019 which is the hundredth year of its initiation and of advancing social justice and promoting decent work. With 152 million children still under child labour, the theme for this year’s labour day is Children shouldn’t work in fields, but on dreams! Defining child labour as “depriving children of their childhood, potential, and dignity that is harmful to physical and mental development”, ILO strives to achieve their mission through various programmes initiated on this day which runs throughout the year.