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The 26th World Congress of the IUF held in Geneva from 15-18 May 2012.
This year’s theme for World Day Against Child Labour “Human Rights and Social Justice......lets end child labour”
Nearly 100 representatives from multinational garment corporations, social audit firms, garment manufacturers, trade unions, civil society, government agencies and the United Nations attended the International Consultation on Roadmap 2016 and the Garment-Manufacturing Sector organised by Global March Against Child Labour
In a significant move to curb the rampant spread of child labour across the country, the Government of India is set to ban the all forms of child labour under the age of 14 years, making the employment of children below 14 years a criminal offense. The Union cabinet of India approved the Child & Adolescent Labour (Prohibition) Act today putting a blanket ban on employing anybody below 18 years in hazardous occupation. Such hazardous occupations have also been re-classified in line with the increase in the minimum age of child labour from 14 to 18 years.
On the occasion of this year’s International Labour Day on 1st May, Global March Against Child Labour extends its support to the joint statement issued by its Governing Board members
The Global March Against Child Labour's research study "Dirty Cotton" A Research on Child Labour, Slavery, Trafficking and Exploitation in Cotton and Cotton Seed Farming in India was launched by Mr Guy Ryder, Deputy Director General, International Labour Organization (ILO) at New Delhi, India.
The International Labour Organization (ILO) has announced the slogan and theme for the 2011 World Day Against Child Labour on 12 June: Warning! Children in hazardous work – End child labour.
On the occasion of this year’s International Labour Day on 1st May, Global March supports the theme of “Winds of change for social justice and democracy” by the Global Unions honouring the people of the Arab and North African countries who are rising up for dignity and freedom.