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World Day Against Child Labour on 12th June

6/14/2021 7:13:58 PM

In 2002, the International Labor Organization (ILO) recognized June 12 as the “World Day Against Child Labour” in order to raise awareness about the increasing child labor in the world and to prevent child labour. Every year on June 12, various activities are held in many countries of the world.

 

The Board of Directors of the Turkish Metalworkers’ Union has published a message for this important day. In the message, attention was drawn to the report published jointly by the ILO and UNICEF before the World Day Against Child Labour, 12 June, and the importance of solving the problems of children and working children as soon as possible was emphasized. The message included the following statements: “According to the latest reports by the ILO and UNICEF, the number of child workers has increased by 8.4 million in the last four years to 160 million worldwide. It has been observed that more than half of the increase in child labor is made up of children aged 5-11. 9 million children are still at risk due to the impact of the COVID-19 epidemic that emerged in the last quarter of 2019.  Unless necessary precautions are taken, the increase in child labor will continue in the coming years. The reasons for the early participation of children in working life, the problems of children and their solutions are multidimensional. It is not possible to isolate this issue from Turkey's main problems and socioeconomic policies. It is unacceptable that children cannot live their childhood and work during their education period!

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