World Day Against Child Labour 2012: Human Rights & Social Justice – lets end child labour
On 12 June, people around the world join hands to mark the World Day Against Child Labour – to raise awareness and contribute to ending child labour. World Scouting has been supporting the World Day Against Child Labour for several years now and many National Scout Organizations engage with their Scouts through activities and programmes on 12th June each year to raise awareness on this key issue. The theme of this year’s World Day is “Human Rights and Social Justice – let’s end child labour”.
WOSM’s long standing partner in educating children on their rights - the International Labour Organization’s (an United Nations Agency) International Programme on the Elimination of Child Labour - has prepared educational activities for children and young people in collaboration with Education International (global organisation of teachers and education employees across the globe).
In the past, WOSM and ILO/IPEC have been working together, especially to extend the educational pack – SCREAM (Supporting Children’s Rights through Education, the Arts and the Media) – to Scouts around the world. SCREAM has been prepared by ILO/IPEC and is available for download in several languages from their website (see links under More Information).
WOSM & ILO/IPEC have prepared a joint statement, which includes links to useful resources, that National Scout Organizations and Scouts around the world can use to promote World Day Against Child Labour.
Read the joint statement below to know more.
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