World Day Against Child Labour
June 12 was designated World Day Against Child Labour by the International Labour Organization in 2002. The effort to raise awareness and prevention of child labour internationally is regulated by the United Nations and recalls some of the most dreadful images of children’s plight recorded by Jacob Riis, while continuing to concentrate on today’s child labour problem, which affects an estimated 215 countries. Here in New York, the world’s most multi-national city and home of the United Nations, and a place where activism is a cherished calling for many, the issue is as relevant as it ever was.
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