World Day Against Child Labour
اليوم العالمي لمكافحة عمل الأطفالWhen : 12 June
2019 theme: 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 (Preamble). One of the first Conventions adopted by the ILO was on Minimum Age in Industry (No. 5, 1919).
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.
“When these three keys turn together, when governments, employers and workers are able to come together, doors open and social justice advances.”
Guy Ryder, ILO Director-General
“Overcoming poverty is not a task of charity, it is an act of justice.”
Nelson Mandela, former President of South Africa, Nobel Peace Prize laureate in 1993.
It’s a time to celebrate #EidAlFitr as well as #WorldEnvironmentDay with loved ones, both celebrations are coinsiding on 5 June.
It’s an opportunity to recommit to values of gratitude and solidarity. At a time of complex challenges, e.g. conflicts, inequality, poverty and climate change. This year, we should buy only what we need to minimize air pollution and climate change. After all, the Quran tells us not only that we are the stewards of this Earth, but that we should not waste.
“Eat and drink: but waste not by excess, for Allah loveth not the wasters.” وَكُلُوا وَاشْرَبُوا وَلَا تُسْرِفُوا ۚ إِنَّهُ لَا يُحِبُّ الْمُسْرِفِين
This World Environment Day, let us all be faithful to the teachings of the Quran and do what we can to fight air pollution.
The people’s day
Above all, World Environment Day is the “people’s day” for doing something to take care of the Earth. That “something” can be local, national or global. It can be a solo action or involve a crowd. Everyone is free to choose.
👉 Grow trees 🌳
👉Aware 💡people about source of Air pollution.
👉Use public transport or car sharing, cycle or walk. 👉Switch to a hybrid or electric vehicle and request electric taxis.
👉Turn off the car engine when stationary.
👉Reduce your consumption of meat and dairy to help cut methane emissions. 👉Compost organic food items and recycle non-organic trash.
👉Switch to high-efficiency home heating systems and equipment.
👉Save energy: turn off lights and electronics when not in use .
👉Choose non-toxic paints and furnishings.
👉Use #EidMubarak #EidAlFitr #BeatAirPollution #WorldEnvironmentDay in your social media posts and don’t forget to tag @UNEnvironment and @saverango