12 June 2010: World Day against Child Labour – “Go for the Goal: End Child Labour”
This year, the annual World Day against Child Labour on June 12 will turn the spotlight on the urgent need to step up national and international action against child labour.
Because it coincides with the opening of the football World Cup, the theme for this year’s World Day is “Go for the goal: end child labour”. The goal of eliminating the worst forms of child labour by 2016 was the major focus of a recent Global Conference against Child Labour held in the Hague.
On 11 June, the Global Report on Child Labour will be discussed at the International Labour Conference, currently meeting in Geneva. After an introduction by the ILO Director-General, a panel of government, employer and worker spokespersons will discuss the report’s findings, before a general discussion.
World Day Against Child Labour 2010: Events
World Day events, many with a football focus, will take place in more than 60 countries. They will involve governments, employers and workers, other UN and non-governmental organizations, high-level panels, the media, awareness-raising campaigns, cultural performances and more.
For more information, see: http://www.ilo.org/ipec/Campaignandadvocacy/WDACL/WorldDay2010
In Turin, at the International Training Centre of the ILO, an exhibition of photos showing the plight of children in the worst forms of child labour around the world is being held in the Lounge.
On 12 June at 9 p.m., the Suzuki Orchestra will give a free concert at the Chiesa di Santa Giulia in Piazza Santa Giulia, no. 71.