For millions of children around the world, their days are marked by hours of labor rather than hours of education and play. 

On World Day Against Child Labor 2021, the US Department of Labor (USDOL) and the International Labour Organization (ILO) brought together experts, implementers, and advocates to discuss ongoing challenges around child labor and examples from across the globe of approaches that have helped address child labor. Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh and Deputy Undersecretary of Labor for International Affairs Thea Lea were among the speakers. 

Since 1995, the ILO and the USDOL have been collaborating to combat child labor and forced labor, including through 197 projects in 98 countries to combat child labor and forced labor. These projects have already helped rescue over 1 million children from child labor and offer them new hope through education and training opportunities.

Watch the event recording to learn more about this work and hear about promising approaches to combat child labor.