Trade for Decent Work

Press conference presents results of a study on Child Labour

The National Human Rights Commission of Mongolia (NHRCM) holds a press conference to bring attention to the issue of child labour in Mongolia and shares the findings of a recently published qualitative study on the issue.

Interview during the press conference. © ILO
Last year, the NHRCM joined forces with the the International Labour Organisation (ILO) to undertake a qualitative study on Child Labour as part of the EU-funded "Trade for Decent Work" project.

During the recent press conference, researchers and experts from NHRCM and ILO presented the main findings of the study, highlighting the most relevant information and data about child labour in Mongolia. These included data on the sectors where child labour is most prevalent, the causes and consequences of child labour, and the most effective strategies to prevent and eliminate it.

Qualitative study on Child Labour launch event by the NHRCM and ILO. © ILO

The findings revealed that many young children in Mongolia are involved in hazardous child labour. It's absolutely crucial to address the issue of child labour, particularly the worst forms that put children's physical and mental health and well-being at risk."

B. Nyamjav, a researcher

The NHRCM conducted the study in order to develop recommendations for relevant decision-makers. The main objectives of the study were:

  • To ascertain whether the national laws, regulations and policies comply with ILO Convention No. 182 concerning the Prohibition and Immediate Action for the Elimination of the Worst Forms of Child Labour,
  • To assess the prevalence of children working in sectors such as agriculture, animal husbandry, mining, tourism, services, construction, manufacturing, retail trade, transportation and storage operations, and etc.
  • To collect data and information on hazards, risks and work environment conditions within each economic sector, and to identifya list of workplaces prohibited for children.
In the future, National Human Rights Commission pledges to continue its efforts in promoting and increasing public awareness on child labour, which is fundamental in eliminating the worst forms of child labour.

Click here to view the qualitative study on Child Labour conducted by the NHRCM

For more information, please contact: 

Tselmeg Urtnasan
Project Communication Officer
Country Office for China and Mongolia