June 12, 2017

Issa, a 10-year-old Syrian boy, carries a mortar shell in a weapons factory of the Free Syrian Army in Aleppo, in September 2013. (CNS photo / Hamid Khatib, Reuters)

"Child labor and poverty are inevitably bound together, and if you continue to use the labor of children as the treatment for the social disease of poverty, you will have both poverty and child labor to the end of time."

- Grace Abbott

June 12 is World Day Against Child Labor, established by the United Nations in 2002 "to focus attention on the global extent of child labour and the action and efforts needed to eliminate it."

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