Child Labor and Forced Labor Reports

Guinea

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Guinea
2021 Findings on the Worst Forms of Child Labor:

Moderate Advancement

In 2021, Guinea made moderate advancement in efforts to eliminate the worst forms of child labor. For the first time, it provided a dedicated budget for the National Committee to Combat Trafficking in Persons and Similar Practices and set up a national hotline to report violations, including those related to labor and trafficking in persons. The government also issued an Emergency Action Plan, as a supplement to the 2020–2022 National Action Plan for Trafficking in Persons, to address the 11 priority recommendations highlighted in the 2021 U.S. Department of State Trafficking in Persons Report. However, children in Guinea are subjected to the worst forms of child labor, including in artisanal mining, sometimes as a result of human trafficking, and in forced begging. The government lacks a coordinating mechanism and national policy to address all relevant worst forms of child labor. Laws related to the minimum age for work also do not meet international standards because they do not include children working outside of a formal employment relationship and children who are self-employed. In addition, the government does not implement sufficient social programs to address the extent of the child labor problem. On September 5th, the military launched a coup, seized control of the state, and dissolved the Constitution. The coup and the resulting changes in government likely impacted the ability of the Government of Guinea to fully engage in addressing the worst forms of child labor.

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