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Tuesday, June 2, 1998 Published at 19:43 GMT 20:43 UK


World: Europe

Chronology of the march



Up to a million children from all over the world took part in the Global March Against Child Labour:

The marchers crossed 80,000km in 107 countries spanning Asia, Africa, America and Europe. The International Labour Organisation, the United Nations Children's Fund, Scouts and other organisations sponsored the campaign, which was first announced on November 20, 1997.

The Global March kicked off at the start of 1998 from the Philippines.

January 17: The march starts from the Philippines. Hundreds of children march through Manila, the Philippine capital, at the start of the march.
Global march against child labour begins

February 2: The Asian section of the Global March Against Child Labour arrives in the Cambodian capital, Phnom Penh.
Global protest against child labour reaches Cambodia

February 25: The American section of the March starts from Sao Paolo, Brazil.

March 11: The African section of the Global March Against Child Labour kicks off from Cape Town in South Africa.

April 4: More than 1000 children march through the streets of the Indian capital, Delhi, demanding an end to child labour.
Anti-child labour march reaches Delhi

April 13 The Asian participants in a global march against child labour reach Pakistan, crossing the border from India.
Asian march against child labour reaches Pakistan

April 29: The first European marchers start from Norway and Finland.

May 1: Marchers leave London, Catania in Italy and Portugal for Geneva.

May 2: The American leg of the march reaches the United States. From Los Angeles the marches leave to Washington.

May 5: The Global March Against Child Labour arrives in London and delivers a petition to No 10 Downing Street.
Child labour march makes its way to Downing Street

June 2: Hundreds of children from Africa, Asia, Europe and Latin America received a standing ovation from delegates of the International Labour Organisation, in Geneva, for completing their six-month global march against child labour.
Campaigning children win ovation




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