12th June (’22): World Day Against Child Labour

The World Day Against Child Labour is an International Labour Organization (ILO)-sanctioned holiday first launched in 2002 aiming to raise awareness and activism to prevent child labour. It was spurred by ratifications of ILO Convention No. 138 on the minimum age for employment and ILO Convention No. 182 on the worst forms of child labour.

The World Day Against Child Labour, which is held every year on June 12, is intended to foster the worldwide movement against child labour.


The International Labour Organization (ILO), the United Nations body that regulates the world of work, launched the World Day Against Child Labour in 2002 in order to bring attention and join efforts to fight against child labour. This day brings together governments, local authorities, civil society and international, workers and employers organizations to point out the child labour problem and define the guidelines to help child labourers.

According to ILO’s data, hundreds of millions of girls and boys throughout the world are involved in work that deprives them of receiving an adequate education, health, leisure and basic freedoms, violating this way their rights. Of these children, more than half are exposed to the worst forms of child labour. These worst forms of child labour include work in hazardous environments, slavery, or other forms of forced labour, illicit activities such as drug trafficking and prostitution, as well as involvement in armed conflict.


The Significance of the World Day Against Child Labour is to pay attention to the problem of child labour and to find ways to eradicate it. The day is used to spread awareness about the harmful mental and physical problems faced by children forced into child labour, all over the world.

♬ ABLE FACES – Need You Tonight

LYRIC

Oh no, I’m straight in at the deep end
It was just a quiet drink with my friends
My god, I even chose a place you wouldn’t be seen dead in
It’s a Friday
You never used to go out at the weekend
I guess you go out at the weekend these days
And I don’t want to listen to what my friends say

[Pre-Chorus: JP Cooper]
They say, “Let her go, let her go
Maybe she’ll come back”
Everyone’s giving me advice to move on
But they’re playing our song
[Chorus: JP Cooper]
Standing here tonight, I’m watching you move
There’s a little space on the dance floor
Would you mind if I came and danced with you?
I promise not to step on your shoes
Maybe we can start a little conversation
‘Cause recently my heart’s been breaking
And I can’t tell wrong from right
But I know I need you tonight
I need you tonight
I need you tonight
I need you tonight

[Verse 2: RAY BLK]
Ayy
Need you like the rhythm needs the blues
Not embarrassed to say I’m desperate too
Feel like I’m lost and alone without my best friend
Another chance and I’ll never take you for granted
I try to look for your face in crowds
But you’re a ghost when I reach out
Guess you doing good alone

[Pre-Chorus: RAY BLK, RAY BLK & JP Cooper]
They say, “Let her go, let her go
Maybe she’ll come back”
Everyone’s giving me advice to move on
But they’re playing our song
[Chorus: JP Cooper & RAY BLK]
Standing here tonight, I’m watching you move
There’s a little space on the dance floor
Would you mind if came and danced with you?
I promise not to step on your shoes
Maybe we can start a little conversation
‘Cause recently my heart’s been breaking
And can’t tell wrong from right
But I know need you tonight
I need you tonight
I need you tonight
I need you tonight
Standing here tonight, I’m watching you move
There’s nobody left on the dance floor
Would you mind if I came and danced with you?
I promise not to step on your shoes
Maybe we can start a little conversation
‘Cause recently my heart’s been breaking
And I can’t tell wrong from right
But know I need you tonight
I need you tonight
I need you tonight
I need you tonight