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India agrees to total ban on child labour at ILO conference in Geneva

  • Child Labour, Stand Against Child Labour, BSF, Delhi Police, human chain, Child Labour, India Gate
    Worst Forms of Child Labour Convention at the International Labour Organisation (ILO) conference currently under way in Geneva

    India ratified on Tuesday two fundamental conventions against child labour — the Minimum Age Convention, 1973 (Number 138)

  • Child Labour, Stand Against Child Labour, BSF, Delhi Police, human chain, Child Labour, India Gate
    BSF and Delhi Police personnel along with vulunteers make a human chain

    The conventions provide a framework for the abolition of child labour so that each and every child has the opportunity to develop physically and mentally to their full potential

  • Child Labour, Stand Against Child Labour, BSF, Delhi Police, human chain, Child Labour, India Gate
    Children perform during Stand Against Child Labour campaign

    The conventions allow a distinction to be made as to what constitutes acceptable and unacceptable forms of work for children at different ages as well as stages of development.

  • Child Labour, Stand Against Child Labour, BSF, Delhi Police, human chain, Child Labour, India Gate
    BSF and Delhi Police personnel along with vulunteers wait to make a human chain

    India will now be responsible to develop and implement programmes to progressively eradicate child labour.

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