Operation Day's work
Operation Day's work is an charity event based on forced labor <ref>Operation Dagsværk, thread on DR skum http://www.secretprisonsforteens.dk/images/Dk8.gif</ref> conducted by High School students invented in Sweden to honor the former Secretary-General of the United Nations Dag Hammarskjöld <ref>Om Operation Dagsverke, (About), Operation Dagsvaerke Sweden</Ref>.
The concept is for the schools to allow the students to leave their high school and work for a single day. The pay for this day of work goes to whatever charity the organization behind the national committee decide. Original it was called "A day for Dag".
Today there are operation Day's work committees in several countries. The committee in Denmark which are under increased criticism <ref name="drop">Drop Operation Dagsvaerk http://www.secretprisonsforteens.dk/images/Dk8.gif</ref> has helped spreading this type of forced labor to The Netherlands and Italy <ref name="dk_int">Operation Dagsvaerk Internationalt, Operation Dagsvaerk Denmark http://www.secretprisonsforteens.dk/images/Dk8.gif</Ref>.
The main points of criticism are too high administrative costs, the choice of collaborators, support of controversial politicians, support of organizations connected to terrorists <ref name=drop/>.
Countries with an national Operation Day's work committee[redigér]
The national committee was formally founded in 1984 <ref>Projects, Operation Day's work, Denmark http://www.secretprisonsforteens.dk/images/Dk8.gif</ref>.
According to instructions from the department of Education specifically point out that no student can be forced to attend this claimed charity. The pay for their work goes to a - sometimes controversial - chosen project in a third world country. Only a minor fraction of Danish students participate in this event, mainly because most Danish people see supporting third world countries as something the population has already paid for in taxes. As a result, most students stay in school <ref>Elever svigter Operation Dagsværk, (The students desert Operation Dagsvaerk), Denmarks Radio, November 7 2007 http://www.secretprisonsforteens.dk/images/Dk8.gif</ref>. Due to a recent agreement with the Danish Ministry of Education the students are no longer considered to be truant during this day <ref>Retningslinier for statstilskud til Operation Dagsværk (Instructions for aid to Operation Dagsvaerk), the Department of Education in Denmark, september 2004 http://www.secretprisonsforteens.dk/images/Dk8.gif</ref>. The present Prime Minister of Denmark - Lars Løkke Rasmussen - created an alternative to Operation Day's work called "Operation School work" when he was chairman of an youth organization in 1988. As result some tried to frame him for murder <ref>Lars Løkke efterlyst for mord, by Jesper Lundh, Lokalavisen, March 8, 2009 http://www.secretprisonsforteens.dk/images/Dk8.gif</ref>
|Year||Country supported||Year||Country supported||Year||Country supported|
|1985||Tanzania||1996||Ladakh||2004||Nicaragua, Honduras og Guatemala|
|1992||Somalia||2001||Mexico||2009||Rhodesia <ref>Country chosen to make the leading African president attend the United Nations Climate Change Conference 2009 COP15</ref>|
|1994||Ecuador||2002||Nepal||2010||Republic of the Union of Myanmar|
|1995||Mozambique||2003||Cambodja||2011||Natives in Peru|
The national committee is called Takvärkki. The 2009-2010 project is done for school children in Bolivia <ref>Direct action from youth to youth, Operation Days work, Finland</ref>
The german committee is called Acktion Tagwerk <Ref>Akction-Tagverk, Germany</ref>.
The Italian national committee is called Operation Daywork <Ref>Operation Daywork, Italy</ref>. It was founded with aid from Denmark <ref name=dk_int/>
Founded with help from the Danish committee <ref name=dk_int/>, the Dutch national committee is called "One Days Work" <ref>One Days Work</ref>
The national committe has an oversight over projects dating back to 1964 <Ref>tidligere prosjekter (Former projects), Operasjon Dagsverk Norway</ref>
|Year||Country supported||Year||Country supported||Year||Country supported||Year||Country supported|
|1970||Zambia||1971||Guinea Bissau and Angola||1972||Portuguese Empire in Africa||1973||Bangladesh|
|1978||Cambodian refugees in Thailand||1979||Jamaica||1980||Refugees from Eritrea in Sudan||1981||Afghanistan|
|1982||Zimbabwe||1983||Nicaragua||1984||Bolivia and Ecuador||1985||Namibia|
|1987||Eritrea||1988||Several places in Africa||1989||Peru||1990||Support for education in freedom|
|1991||Brazil and Chile||1992||Costa Rica, Ecuador,
Bolivia and Brazil
Malawi and Uganda
|1999||Girls all over the world||2000||South Africa, Zimbabwe,
Bolivia and Nicaragua
|2001||Indonesia, New Guinea and
|2007||Several places in Central America||2008||Bangladesh||2009||Malawi, Mombasa
Uganda and South Africa
|2011||Rwanda||2012||Nepal||2013||A human aid organization
(The Save the Children Fund)
Sweden was the first country to etablish this event. Since 1962 the national committee has been under control of a student organization called "Sveriges Elevråds Centralorganiastion SECO" <ref>Frågor och Svar (FAQ), Operation Dagsvaerke Sweden</ref>. There have been a struggle over power inside the SECO organization and the government has demanded oversight over the collection of the money.
The campaign for 2010 will support schools in Sudan <ref>Årets kampanj, Operation Dagsvaerke Sweden</ref>
The national committes is called Operation Day's work. It was founded 1999 <ref>Our Constitution, Operation Day's Work, USA</ref>. According to their website they have been involved in the projects listed below.
Another organization called Schools for Schools is using the same concept.