Child Labor and Forced Labor Reports

Liberia

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Liberia
2019 Findings on the Worst Forms of Child Labor:

Minimal Advancement

In 2019, Liberia made a minimal advancement in efforts to eliminate the worst forms of child labor. The Ministry of Justice successfully prosecuted one case of child trafficking and the government endorsed the National Action Plan on the Elimination of the Worst Forms of Child Labor. However, children in Liberia engage in the worst forms of child labor, including in forced domestic work, sometimes as a result of human trafficking. Children also perform dangerous tasks in the production of rubber and the mining of gold and diamonds. In addition, Liberia has yet to accede to the UN CRC Protocol on Armed Conflict and the Protocol on the Sale of Children, Child Prostitution, and Child Pornography and the minimum age for work is not in compliance with international standards. Social programs are not sufficient to address the scope of the problem in the country.

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