Child Labor and Forced Labor Reports


2017 Findings on the Worst Forms of Child Labor:

Minimal Advancement

Note: Due to changes in the trade preferential status of Uruguay in 2016, ILAB conducted no further reports on the worst forms of child labor in Uruguay covering years after 2016.

In 2016, Uruguay made a minimal advancement in efforts to eliminate the worst forms of child labor. The Committee to Prevent and Fight Trafficking in Persons presented a draft of a comprehensive anti-trafficking law to the Parliament and began updating the hazardous work list for children. However, children in Uruguay also engage in the worst forms of child labor, including in garbage scavenging and recycling, as well as commercial sexual exploitation, sometimes as a result of human trafficking. The Government does not collect or publish comprehensive labor and criminal law enforcement statistics or implement sufficient programs to prevent and eliminate the worst forms of child labor.

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