Child Labor and Forced Labor Reports


2020 Findings on the Worst Forms of Child Labor:

Moderate Advancement

In 2020, Oman made moderate advancement in efforts to eliminate the worst forms of child labor. In December 2020, the Royal Oman Police stood up a dedicated counter-trafficking in persons unit for responding directly to reports of human trafficking and implementing anti-trafficking best practices within the Royal Oman Police. In August 2020, the Ministry of Labor created its own dedicated counter-trafficking in persons unit under its Inspection Department. In addition, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs established a specialized trafficking in persons office in March 2020. Although research is limited, there is evidence that small numbers of children in Oman engage in child labor, including in fishing and selling items in kiosks. Government policies do not address all forms of child labor and the Ministry of Labor is not represented on the National Committee on Implementing the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child or the National Child Protection Committee. 

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