Child Labor and Forced Labor Reports

Guinea

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Guinea
2020 Findings on the Worst Forms of Child Labor:

Minimal Advancement

In 2020, Guinea made minimal advancement in efforts to eliminate the worst forms of child labor. The government enacted a revised Child Code, which provides higher penalties for child labor violations and enumerates a more comprehensive hazardous work list. The government also approved a new National Action Plan to Fight Against Trafficking in Persons. 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.

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