In 2016, Suriname made a minimal advancement in efforts to eliminate the worst forms of child labor. The Government renewed the mandate of the Anti-Trafficking Working Group and raised awareness on human trafficking. However, children in Suriname perform dangerous tasks in mining. Children also engage in the worst forms of child labor, including in commercial sexual exploitation. Existing social programs are insufficient to address child labor, including its worst forms. Suriname has not increased the compulsory education age to extend the minimum age for employment and does not collect or publish data on child labor inspections and violations.
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