Child Labor and Forced Labor Reports

Nicaragua

Bananas
Bananas
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Coffee
Coffee
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Gold
Gold
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Gravel (Crushed Stones)
Gravel (Crushed Stones)
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Shellfish
Shellfish
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Stones (Pumice)
Stones (Pumice)
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Tobacco
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Nicaragua
2018 Findings on the Worst Forms of Child Labor:

Minimal Advancement

In 2018, Nicaragua made a minimal advancement in efforts to eliminate the worst forms of child labor. The government released its National Action Plan against Human Trafficking and provided trainings to government officials on identifying and caring for victims of human trafficking. However, children in Nicaragua engage in the worst forms of child labor, including in commercial sexual exploitation, sometimes as a result of human trafficking. Children also perform dangerous tasks in agriculture. National policies to eliminate child labor and protect children have not been fully implemented, and the government lacks a specific and consistent mechanism to coordinate efforts to address child labor. In addition, the government does not dedicate sufficient resources to child labor law enforcement and does not publish complete criminal law enforcement data on child labor.

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