World Day Against Child Labor aims to focus attention on the global extent of child labor and the action and efforts needed to eliminate it.
Social protection is both a human right and a potent policy tool to prevent families from resorting to child labor in times of crisis. As of 2020, only 46.9 per cent of the global population were effectively covered by at least one social protection benefit.
The World Day Against Child Labor was launched by the International Labor Organization (ILO) in 2002. Each year on 12 June, the World brings together stakeholders from governments, Civil Society, Corporations; as well as millions of people from around the world to highlight the plight of child laborers and how it can be addressed.
On this day 2022, the ILO, together with its constituents and partners, is calling for increased investment in social protection systems and schemes to establish solid social protection floors and protect children from child labor. However, coverage for children is lower, as nearly three quarters of children, 1.5 billion, lacked social protection.
Visions For Nigeria Foundation commemorates the World Day Against child labor and we say “No To Child Labor”.