BOTSWANA COMMEMORATES WORLD DAY AGAINST CHILD LABOUR
The International Labour Organisation (ILO) has earmarked the 12th of June of every year as the World Day Against Child Labour .This day signifies the global action against child labour. Botswana as a member of the ILO and a signatory to the ILO instruments on child labour is duty bound to commemorate this day.
The commemoration builds onto a multifaceted and comprehensive strategy for the elimination of child labour 2016.
The commemoration is thus a crucial awareness raising effort as well as a public education initiative about what constitute child labour, its existence in Botswana, its nature and how it can be collaboratively eradicated.
The theme for this year is “NO to child labour – YES to quality education.
The World Day Against Child Labour this year will focus particularly on the importance of quality education as a key step in tackling child labour. It is very timely to do so, as in 2015 the international community will be reviewing reasons for the failure to reach development targets on education and will be setting new goals and strategies.
The Ministry therefore encourages everyone including parents to ensure that all children get quality education and stop all forms of child labour.