Child Labor and Forced Labor Reports


2021 Findings on the Worst Forms of Child Labor:

Moderate Advancement

In 2021, Montenegro made moderate advancement in efforts to eliminate the worst forms of child labor. The government took several steps to counter child begging, including by establishing a new Coordination Body for Monitoring and Implementing the Protocol on How Bodies, Institutions, and Organizations in Montenegro Treat Children Living and Working on the Streets, which started revising the text of the Protocol. Additionally, the Parliament approved a new monthly cash allowance for children under age 6 and adopted the new Strategy for the Social Inclusion of Roma and Egyptians (2021–2025). However, children in Montenegro are subjected to the worst forms of child labor, including in commercial sexual exploitation, sometimes as a result of human trafficking. In addition, research found that the scope of programs to address child labor in street work is insufficient.

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