Today, an estimated 152 million children are victims of child labour worldwide. These 152 million children are being denied their right to have access to education and to a safe living environment. On the occasion of the World Day against Child Labour on 12 June, the European Union, alongside its international partners, reiterates its strong commitment towards guaranteeing the fundamental human rights of every child, as defined in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development target to end child labour in all its forms by 2025.
Last evening, EU Ambassador Christina Lassen received Erasmus alumni and Erasmus students at the residence for a networking event. The alumni, who took part in exchange programmes between Lebanese and European universities during the years 2017 to 2019, shared stories and experiences from their time in Europe.