ILO to conduct child labour survey in Kyrgyzstan

The International Labour Organization will conduct a child labour survey in Kyrgyzstan. This information became known on January 18 at the meeting between Kyrgyz Social Development Minister Kudaibergen Bazarbayev and expert of the ILO International Programme on the Elimination of Child Labour (ILO-IPEC) Bijoy Raychaudhuri.

News | 18 January 2014
“The whole world faces the problem of child labour. Mostly, children from socially vulnerable layers of the population have to work. This does irrecoverable harm to physical and psychological health of a child,” the minister said. “In general, child labour exerts negative impact on socio-economic development of a country. To overcome this evil and draft concrete measures, we need to conduct a comprehensive survey.”

Bijoy Raychaudhuri said the survey would take place from March, 2014, to March, 2015. It will bring together representatives of different interested ministries and agencies, including the Social Development Ministry and the national statistics committee.