Labour Ministers pledge to address child labour
November 19, 2017 5:05 pm
The Ministry of Employment, Productivity and Industrial Relation with key stakeholders will be raising awareness in all communities at District and Divisional levels around Fiji on the issue of child labour, forced labour and human trafficking.
During a Child Labour Conference on the Sustained Eradication of Child Labour in Buenos Aires Argentina, Minister Jone Usamate highlighted that the Government is committed in implementing the National Action Plan on Eradication of Child Labour in Fiji from 2018 to 2022.
Usamate also pledged to address the gaps identified by ILO supervisory machinery in these areas and further added that Government will continue to provide funding to the Labour Standards Services of the Employment Ministry that deals with child labour issues.
The High Level Meeting ended with countries making pledges on the Eradication of Child Labour, Forced Labour and Human Trafficking.