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UN adopts resolution declaring 2021 as the Intl. Year for the Elimination of Child Labour

"UN declares 2021 'International Year for the Elimination of Child Labour'" 28 July 2019 

...The United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) unanimously adopted a resolution declaring 2021 as the International Year for the Elimination of Child Labour, and has asked the International Labour Organization (ILO) to take the lead in its implementation.

The resolution highlights the member States’ commitments “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.”...

Beate Andrees, Chief of the ILO’s Fundamentals Principles and Rights at Work Branch [said]: "... We obviously need to scale up action further, and the decision by the General Assembly to declare 2021 the International Year for the Elimination of Child Labour will be a great help in focusing attention on the millions of girls and boys still toiling in the fields, in the mines and in factories.”