To mark the World Day theme “No to Child Labour – Yes to Quality Education,” hundreds of events will be organized in some 55 countries on 12 June. In Geneva, Kailash Satyarthi and the First Lady of Panama, Ms. Lorena Castillo de Varela, will join a panel discussion with delegates attending the International Labour Conference. The event will also draw attention to a new campaign for ratification of the ILO’s Forced Labour Protocol.
On this year’s World Day Against Child Labour organized groups are calling for:
-Free, compulsory and quality education for all children at least to the minimum age for admission to employment and action to reach those presently in child labour;
-New efforts to ensure that national policies on child labour and education are consistent and effective;
-Policies that ensure access to quality education and investment in the teaching profession.
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