Child Labor and Forced Labor Reports


2020 Findings on the Worst Forms of Child Labor:

Moderate Advancement

In 2020, Kiribati made moderate advancement in efforts to eliminate the worst forms of child labor. During the reporting period, the government published results from the Social Development Indicator Survey conducted in 2018–2019, which provides statistics on child labor. In addition, the government established the Education Sector Contingency Plan for COVID-19 and secured a grant from the Global Partnership for Education to develop remote learning interventions during the COVID-19 pandemic. Although research is limited, there is evidence that children in Kiribati engage in dangerous tasks in construction and street vending. Existing laws do not identify hazardous occupations and activities prohibited for children, and do not prohibit the domestic trafficking of children. In addition, the government has not adopted a national policy to combat the worst forms of child labor.

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