Child Labor and Forced Labor Reports

Kazakhstan

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Kazakhstan
2019 Findings on the Worst Forms of Child Labor:

Moderate Advancement

In 2019, Kazakhstan made a moderate advancement in efforts to eliminate the worst forms of child labor. The Ministry of Internal Affairs, in cooperation with other government agencies, carried out targeted joint inspection operations in areas where child labor may occur, and the government adopted a new national action plan on elimination of the worst forms of child labor. However, children in Kazakhstan engage in the worst forms of child labor, including in commercial sexual exploitation. Children also engage in child labor in markets. The government lacks current, comprehensive, and detailed research on child labor, including in cotton production. Labor inspectors also have limited authority to conduct routine inspections. In addition, the government did not carry out social programs to assist children engaged in all relevant forms of child labor in the country.

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