The World Day Against Child Labour was launched by the International Labour Organization (ILO) in 2002. The theme for 2016 is:
The UN and ILO calculate the number of children still in child labour to be 168 million. To assist companies in enhancing their knowledge of and compliance with international labour standards relating to child labour, the ILO and the International Organisation of Employers (IOE) have jointly created the Child Labour Guidance Tool.
To support businesses in their actions to remove child labour from supply chains, the World Day was marked this year on June 8 by a high-level event that took place during the 105th Session of the International Labour Conference in the Human Rights Council room of the Palais des Nations.