Child Labor and Forced Labor Reports

Guinea

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Guinea
2019 Findings on the Worst Forms of Child Labor:

Minimal Advancement

In 2019, Guinea made a minimal advancement in efforts to eliminate the worst forms of child labor. The National Assembly adopted a revised Child Code that must be enacted by the President, which includes a more specific list of hazardous child labor activities and more severe penalties for violations related to child labor. However, children in Guinea engage in the worst forms of child labor, including in mining, sometimes as a result of human trafficking, and in forced begging. Children also perform dangerous tasks in mining. 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 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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