NACOMA Observes Day Against Child Labor

The National Commission on Child Labor (NACOMA) of The Ministry of Labor will on today June 12, 2019, join other countries around the world to celebrate “World Day Against Child Labor”.

June 12 every year is celebrated by member states of the International Labor Organization (ILO) as World Day Against Child Labor. The World Day Against Child Labor provides an opportunity to gain further support of individual governments and that of the ILO Social Partners, Civil Society and others, including schools, youth and women’s groups as well as the media, in the campaign against child labor.

The Global Theme for this year’s celebration is “Children Shouldn’t Work in Field, but on Dreams”, while the National Theme is “Prioritize Children Dreams through quality Education”.

According to a Labor Ministry statement, the celebration is intended to reassure the Government of Liberia commitment to the fight against child labor by raising the necessary awareness and sensitize the public on child labor issues in the country; advocate to ensure that National Policies and Programs are in place to address child protection issues, especially child labor.

Also to strengthen networks and Social Mobilization towards the fight against child labor, and draw the attention of policymakers to the plight of child labor in Liberia.

The Deputy Education Minister for Administration, Amb. Latim Dathong is expected to serve as Keynote Speaker of this year’s celebration and will be graced by members of the NACOMA, International Partners, stakeholders in the fight to eliminate child labor in Liberia and students.

The program will be held at the main Compound of the Ministry of Labor in Monrovia beginning at 10: A.M.

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