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World Day Against Child Labour

(New York, 12 June 2008) – On World Day against Child Labour, the Global Compact encourages participants and Local Networks to take action to combat child labour. Launched in 2002 by the International Labour Organization (ILO), the World Day against Child Labour aims to raise awareness of the problem and to focus attention on actions required to tackle it. This year, the theme of the World Day is "Education - the right response to child labour", highlighting the importance of quality education to reduce child labour and promote economic and social development.

Global Compact business participants, Local Networks and other stakeholders can help address child labour in a range of ways, including by:

Contact

Ursula Wynhoven
UN Global Compact Office
wynhoven@un.org

Patrick Quinn
International Labour Organisation
quinn@ilo.org