In the context of the global pandemic, the Day Against Child Labour will give particular attention to anything that could hinder progress made in eliminating child labour worldwide. A joint ILO-Unicef document has been released on June 12 to mark the occasion.
The economic shock of COVID-19 could have major consequences on the living and subsistence conditions of many populations. The International Labour Organization recalls that children are often the first victims in times of economic hardship. Currently, an estimated 152 million children worldwide are forced to work, half of whom are assigned to work that is considered dangerous.
To highlight this event in times of pandemic, a virtual campaign is being organized jointly by the Global March Against Child Labour and the International Partnership for Cooperation on Child Labour in Agriculture (IPCCLA).