Child Labor and Forced Labor Reports

Argentina

Blueberries
Blueberries
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Bricks
Bricks
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Cotton
Cotton
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Garlic
Garlic
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Garments
Garments
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Grapes
Grapes
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Olives
Olives
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Strawberries
Strawberries
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Tobacco
Tobacco
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Tomatoes
Tomatoes
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Yerba Mate (Stimulant Plant)
Yerba Mate (Stimulant Plant)
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Argentina
2019 Findings on the Worst Forms of Child Labor:

Significant Advancement

In 2019, Argentina made a significant advancement in efforts to eliminate the worst forms of child labor. During the reporting period, the government issued two regulations to strengthen inspection procedures with respect to child labor and unauthorized adolescent work. Argentine courts continued to render indictments and convictions for child sexual exploitation and child trafficking cases, and the Special Prosecutor's Office for Human Trafficking and Exploitation provided training to prosecutors, defenders, judicial officials, and university students. The Superintendent of Labor Risks also collaborated with the International Labor Organization and youth advocacy groups to adopt a new National Action Plan to Improve the Safety and Health at Work of Adolescents and Youth. In addition, the former Secretariat of Labor, Employment, and Social Security, which now has the title of Ministry, partnered with the Tucuman Ministry of Production, civil society, and the private sector to develop an agricultural child labor monitoring system, which is being piloted in blueberry and yerba mate plantations in Tucuman and Misiones. However, children in Argentina engage in the worst forms of child labor, including in commercial sexual exploitation, sometimes as a result of human trafficking, and in illicit activities, including the sale and distribution of drugs. Children also perform dangerous tasks in agriculture. Moreover, the government does not publish complete information about its labor and criminal law enforcement efforts.

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