ILO Convention No. 182 on eliminating the worst forms of child labour (1999)

Ratified on 19 July 2007.
The convention prohibits all forms of slavery or practices similar to slavery, such as the sale and trafficking of children, as well as forced or compulsory labour and work likely to harm the health, safety or morals of children. The Member States are also required to take measures to secure the prohibition and elimination of the worst forms of child labour. A list of dangerous work that was drawn up in 2014, under the aegis of the Tripartite Committee gathering the Ministry of Social Affairs and Labour (MAST), employer and worker organizations with technical support from the International Labour Office, in accordance with the convention is awaiting promulgation by the MAST. It is an integral part of the new Child Protection Code adopted by the Government on 20 August 2014 which is pending a vote in parliament.

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