In 2016, Guinea-Bissau made a moderate advancement in efforts to eliminate the worst forms of child labor. The Government approved a Code of Conduct against Sexual Exploitation in Tourism and the National Committee to Prevent and Combat Trafficking in Persons developed proposals to support the reintegration of repatriated talibé children. In addition, the Education and Justice Ministries worked together and developed a pilot to introduce birth registration services in 45 primary schools. However, children in Guinea-Bissau are engaged in the worst forms of child labor, including in forced begging. The Government has not determined the types of hazardous work prohibited for children. In addition, law enforcement officials do not receive the appropriate training and resources to effectively conduct inspections and prosecute cases of child labor.
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