Child Labor and Forced Labor Reports

Samoa

Samoa
2021 Findings on the Worst Forms of Child Labor:

Moderate Advancement

In 2021, Samoa made moderate advancement in efforts to eliminate the worst forms of child labor. The government published the results of the Samoa Demographic Health Survey and the Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey 2019–2020, with data on child labor. In addition, Samoa's Ministry of Commerce, Industry, and Labor, the Samoa Child Labor Task Force, and the International Labor Organization hosted the Child Labor Forum, in which the Government of Samoa committed to becoming an Alliance 8.7 Pathfinder Country. However, children in Samoa are subjected to the worst forms of child labor, including use in illicit activities, including the production and trafficking of drugs. Children also engage in dangerous tasks in street work. Furthermore, research found no evidence of laws that prohibit using, procuring, or offering children for illicit activities, including for the production and trafficking of drugs. In addition, the government did not publicly release information on its labor law enforcement or criminal law enforcement efforts.

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