Child Labor and Forced Labor Reports


2021 Findings on the Worst Forms of Child Labor:

Moderate Advancement

In 2021, Kiribati made moderate advancement in efforts to eliminate the worst forms of child labor. During the reporting period, the government funded a pilot program to conduct child labor inspections and collect data on the nature of child labor. The government also provided data on labor law enforcement and criminal law enforcement efforts in 2021. Additionally, the government finalized and endorsed an interagency referral pathway that strengthens child protection case management. However, although research is limited, there is evidence that children in Kiribati are subjected to the worst forms of child labor, including in commercial sexual exploitation. Existing laws do not identify hazardous occupations and activities prohibited for children. In addition, the government has not adopted a national policy to address the worst forms of child labor.

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