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World Day Against Child Labour

Jun 12, 2012

Two young boys working in a carpentry workshop in Casablanca. (UN Photo/Jean Pierre Laffont)

In 2002, the International Labour Organization launched the “World Day Against Child Labour” to bring our attention to the practice of child labour that still occurs in many parts of the world.

The latest figures estimate that over 215 Million children are still trapped in oppressive slave labour, with 115 Million of these being forced to work in hazardous conditions.  The ILO has set a goal of eliminating child labour by 2016, and current trends seem to indicate promising progress on this front.  Nevertheless, this is a very ambitious goal, one that can’t be reached without all of our help.  If you feel you can take a moment to help today, a worthy cause can be found in World Relief.