Report of the Samoa National Child Labour and Trafficking Forum, July 2014

This is the report of the Samoa National Child Labour and Trafficking Forum, held at the Hotel Millennia, Apia, 22 to 24 July 2014

“Building regional efforts for eliminating the worst forms of child labour and trafficking in Pacific Island Countries” is an ILO Pacific sub-regional child labour and trafficking project that expands on the actions of the ILO-EU TACKLE project by sustaining and furthering the initiatives supported by TACKLE in Fiji and PNG. The project also extends technical support to Solomon Islands, Kiribati and Samoa to assist these countries to formulate and implement strategies and programmes to combat child labour, to conduct child labour research; and to draft National Action Plans to eliminate the worst forms of child labour, including determining hazardous child labour lists.

The Forum on Child Labour and Trafficking in Samoa, and also planned for Solomon Islands and Kiribati, is a step towards achieving these goals.

The objectives of the forum were to:
- Understand the concepts of child labour, trafficking, hazardous work
- Review the international and national legal frameworks, policies and programmes on child labour and trafficking
- Determine what the issues are and to plan for action