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UN Secretary-General announces support for Fair Share to End Child Labour

“In this pivotal International Year, I urge all governments, international and regional organizations, and the entire United Nations family to increase cooperation and pool resources in support of the ‘Fair Share to End Child Labour’ campaign, launched by Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Kailash Satyarthi, in coordination with other laureates and leaders.”

António Guterres, UN Secretary-General

The Fair Share campaign is delighted to receive the backing of the UN Secretary-General, António Guterres. In a formal statement issued to the campaign, Guterres announced his support, stating:

“Solutions start with addressing inequalities and discrimination, and providing decent work and strong social safety nets to families... Children deserve a future, and it is in our hands to act, inspire others and scale up what works. This year must be a turning point to eliminate child labour once and for all.”

This is recognition for all the hard work our partners and campaigners have put in during these first few months. We are emboldened by the growing support for the call for a Fair Share to End Child Labour at every level and believe that if we work together we can ensure justice for the most left behind children.


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