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Home > News > Our Union Supports World Day Against Child Labour

Our Union Supports World Day Against Child Labour

Topics : Human Rights

The Independent Education Union- Queensland Northern Territory joins with Education  International in comemorating World Day against Child Labour (WDACL). Activities have been organised by Education International (EI) around 12 June 2012. IEUA-QNT and EI encourages teacher unions to also contribute with public activities in their country to end child labour and promote education opportunities for all children.

2012 will mark the 10th anniversary of the World Day against Child Labour. The the first World Day was  in 2002 as a way to highlight the plight of working children and to serve as a catalyst for the growing worldwide movement against child labour. This year the World Day will provide a spotlight on the right of all children to be protected from child labour and from other violations of fundamental human rights.

Teacher unions all over the world have been pioneers in the movement to prevent and eliminate child labour. In the past years, many EI affiliates have carried out successful campaigns in their country - for example, in Albania, Brazil, Ghana or Morocco. These unions consider the fight against child labour to be a core component of the right to education advocacy.

For activities that you can use in your classroom to commemorate WDACL go to :