We celebrated the 100th Anniversary of the ILO and marked action against child labour

atakule-iloOn the occasion of 12 June World Day Against Child Labour and 100th Anniversary of the International Labour Organization (ILO), a photo exhibition which documented the historical process of action against child labour and conveyed messages on the elimination of child labour together with a booth area was held at Atakule, Ankara on 13-14 June 2019.

Along with the exhibition and booth area, visuals were projected on both the revolving screen on Atakule’s tower and large outdoor screen above the entrance door to call on the elimination of child labour and celebrate 100 Anniversary of the ILO in the capital city, Ankara, simultaneously with the celebrations and events held in International Labour Conference which began in Geneva on 10 June.

Pikolo documentaries produced within the scope of “An Integrated Model for the Elimination of Worst Forms of Child Labour in Seasonal Agriculture in Hazelnut Harvesting in Turkey Project” jointly implemented by the ILO Office for Turkey and the Ministry of Family, Labour and Social Services were screened at the booth established in exhibition area where visitors were informed and provided with materials for awareness raising.

Mr. Şeref Kazancı, Deputy Director General of Labour and Mr. Sedat Yenidünya, Deputy Director General of Occupational Safety and Health in the Ministry of Family, Labour and Social Services visited the photo exhibition and booth area. While Mr. Kazancı expressed that “We will continue to combat against child labour, especially its worst forms, and support all efforts in this respect with the aim of generating a working life free from child labour. Our main goal is to withdraw children from the labour force and to educate them as qualified individuals,” Mr. Yenidünya said that ”We put all our effort to ensure healthy and safe working life. One of our most important goals is to withdraw children from working life not to let any harm to their health and safety. We will maintain our work with the utmost importance to the physical and mental health of children.”.