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Campaign to combat child labour launches at the opening of 2014 Football World Cup

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no child labourThe ILO’s Red Card to Child Labour campaign sends out a message that children have a right to play, not work. Viet Nam’s national football team striker Le Cong Vinh will hold up the Red Card.

Ha Noi, 11 June 2014 - As billions of people prepare for the opening of the 2014 FIFA Football World Cup in Brazil on 12 June, the International Labour Organization (ILO) – the UN’s agency for the world of work, will launch its 2014 Red Card to Child Labour Campaign.

With 168 million children in child labour worldwide, the ILO will use the iconic red card symbol to signal that child labour is something that is unacceptable.

Together with international footballers and celebrities, Viet Nam national football team striker Le Cong Vinh will hold up the Red Card and join the campaign against child labour.

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