Today in 123pormi we have done in the past month some posts talking and supporting some international days according to the UN, this is because we want to give our readers the idea that if we all give a little to fight injustices that surround aour society, we could make a better world. Today is a day like no other that we all have to be a part of, to day is World day against child labour. It is not a secret to any person that around the world in every single country there is at least one child working, some are working because the need to helps at home, some because they are forced to, others because they live by themselves and they need to survive. But not a single one of thie reasons are enough to make it aceptable that there is a child working and risking his life every single day.
The International Labour Organization (ILO) launched the World Day Against Child Labour in 2002 to focus attention on the global extent of child labour and the action and efforts needed to eliminate it. Each year on 12 June, the World Day brings together governments, employers and workers organizations, civil society, as well as millions of people from around the world to highlight the plight of child labourers and what can be done to help them. The Sustainable Development Goals, adopted by world leaders in 2015, include a renewed global commitment to ending child labour. Specifically, target 8.7 of the Sustainable Development Goals calls on the global community to: “Take immediate and effective measures to eradicate forced labour, end modern slavery and human trafficking and secure the prohibition and elimination of the worst forms of child labour, including recruitment and use of child soldiers, and by 2025 end child labour in all its forms.” A lot of our reader must be questioning themselves ¿Why by 2025 and, not for now? Well this situation is not as easy as it seams, just how some people want to help ending child labour, some people that take advanteg of the situation will be opposing to the change.
Just like in other international day’s, the UN this year has selected a theme, the theme is usually refering the situations that has been the worser according to statistics this year. That is why this year’s theme is “Children shouldn’t work in fields, but on dreams”.Children shouldn’t work in fields, but on dreams. Yet today, 152 million children are still in child labour. Although child labour occurs in almost every sector, seven out of every ten is in agriculture. In 2019, the International Labour Organization celebrates 100 years of advancing social justice and promoting decent work. The World Day Against Child Labour looks back on progress achieved over a 100 years of ILO support to countries on tackling child labour. Since its founding in 1919, the protection of children has been embedded in the ILO’s Constitution . One of the first Conventions adopted by the ILO was on Minimum Age in Industry.
Day by day we look at the news, the newspaper, we listen to the radio or to a friend telling us a big story where we find out the injustices that our world has, how we trash our society, but that is everything we do, listen, we aren not the ones that want to make the change, but we want to see it happen so we can live in a better world, well today in 123pormi we want to encourage our readers to be part of the movement and to help when it is necessary. We don’t need a big gesture to be part of something big, we just need to give a pinch of love and support and we will make the world a better place.