The International Labour Organization (ILO), a body of the United Nations (UN), marks June 12 as World Day Against Child Labour. According to ILO, over 1.5 billion people live in countries that are affected by conflict, violence and fragility. Around 200 million people are affected by disasters every year and one third of those affected are children. ILO reports that a big majority of the 168 million children engaged in child labour in the world are found in areas affected by conflict and disaster. The World Day Against Child Labour 2017 focuses on the impact of conflicts and disasters on child labour, it says. The World Day Against Child Labour was first launched in 2002 and is held every year on June 12.
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