Child Labor and Forced Labor Reports


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2020 Findings on the Worst Forms of Child Labor:

Moderate Advancement

In 2020, Tuvalu made moderate advancement in efforts to eliminate the worst forms of child labor. During the reporting period, the government, with support from UNICEF, conducted the 2019–2020 Tuvalu Social Development Indicator Survey to assess the prevalence and cause of child labor. The government also secured a Global Partnership for Education grant to help develop remote learning materials and provide teachers with training on remote learning interventions. In addition, the government finalized the 2017 Child Care and Welfare Bill, which, if passed, will be the first law in Tuvalu to have comprehensive provisions for issues related to children's rights, including child labor. However, although research is limited, there is evidence that children in Tuvalu engage in child labor in fishing and domestic work. The government has not specified, by national law or regulation, the types of hazardous work prohibited for children, leaving children vulnerable to the worst forms of child labor. In addition, Tuvalu lacks information on labor law and criminal law enforcement efforts.

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