The International Labour Organization (ILO) has appealed to all stakeholders involved in fighting against the practice of child labour to advocate for ILO child labour conventions so that child exploitation can be reduced.
In a press statement seen by Ultimate Media, ILO says all stakeholders involved must focus on raising awareness on the dangers of child labour to ensure attitude change against child labour in favour of education and skills.
This comes as Uganda joins the rest of the world to commemorate the World Day Against Child Labour on Saturday 12 June, 2010 with the theme: ‘Go for the goal: End child labour.’ The day aims at promoting awareness and action to tackle child labour.
According to ILO, millions of child labourer’s have benefited from the ILO child conventions drive against practices such as the use of children in slavery, forced labour, trafficking, debt bondage, serfdom, prostitution, pornography, forced or compulsory recruitment for armed conflict and all kinds of work that are likely to harm the safety, health and morals of children.
The International labour body also appealed for renewed urgency to tackle the worst forms of child labour, integration of child labour in poverty reduction, social protection and education programs and building political support in tackling the problem.