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  1. Ghana - Elimination of child labour, protection of children and young persons - Miscellaneous (circular, directive, legal notice, instruction, etc.)

    National Plan of Action Phase II (NPA2) for the Elimination of the Worst Forms of Child Labour in Ghana (2017 – 2021). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2017 | GHA-2017-M-111212

    The objective of NPA2 is Ministry of Employment and Labour Relations (MELR), through the National Steering Committee on Child Labour (NSCCL), will be responsible for the overall coordination and supervision of the NPA2. The Child Labour
    Unit (CLU) of the Labour Department will work closely with, and provide technical support to, the various partners
    to ensure an effective and coordinated implementation of the interventions.

  2. Ghana - Elimination of child labour, protection of children and young persons - Miscellaneous (circular, directive, legal notice, instruction, etc.)

    National Youth Policy of Ghana [2010]. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2010-08 | GHA-2010-M-92297

    The policy is set out in 12 (twelve) sections which can be summarized as follows:
    - Sections 1 and 2 deal with the rationale and overview of the Youth Policy seeks to achieve.
    - Section 3 defines "Youth" and provides the profile of the youth in Ghana.
    - Section 4 identifies the main challenges of youth in Ghana which the Policy seeks to address.
    - Section 5 provides the Policy Framework for Youth activities, as well as the Vision and the underlying Principles and Values.
    - Section 6 details the nineteen (19) policy priority areas to be implemented to attain the policy objectives.
    - Section 7 specifies the nine (9) broad special Youth groups to which the implementers of the Policy must give special emphasis and attention.
    - Sections 8 and 9 detailed the Rights, Responsibilities and Obligations of the Youth on one part, and the Obligations of stakeholders to the Youth of Ghana on the other part.
    - Section 10 provides a framework for collective action and coordination of strategies for youth development among government institutions, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), and youth organizations, as well as, other stakeholders for youth empowerment.
    - Sections 11 and 12 deal with implementation, monitoring and future review of the Policy.

  3. Ghana - Elimination of child labour, protection of children and young persons - Miscellaneous (circular, directive, legal notice, instruction, etc.)

    National Plan of Action Phase I (NPA1) for the Elimination of the Worst Forms of Child Labour in Ghana (2009 – 2015). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2009 | GHA-2009-M-111213

    The Objectives of NPA1 were to:
    - Review, update and enforce the laws; Ensure social mobilization for the respect and protection of children’s rights;
    - Ensure full implementation of the Free Compulsory Universal Basic Education (FCUBE) Policy with priority attention to deprived communities;
    - Improve access to post-primary education for children above 15 years;
    - Make alternative education, including transitional education, available to out-of-school children in deprived areas and children withdrawn from the worst forms of child labour;
    - Put in place clear institutional arrangements to identify, withdraw, rehabilitate and reintegrate children unconditionally from worst forms of child labour;
    - Put in place measures to prevent and eliminate hazardous child labour; Empower deprived households and communities to overcome vulnerability to child exploitation;
    - Progressively introduce new technologies and labour market reforms to reduce dependence on child labour;
    - Provide adequate institutional, technical and organizational capacity to duty-bearing agencies at all levels;
    - Enhance knowledge base.

  4. Ghana - Elimination of child labour, protection of children and young persons - Miscellaneous (circular, directive, legal notice, instruction, etc.)

    National Gender and Children Policy (2004). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2004 | GHA-2004-M-88526

    Sets out a wide range of strategies for the improvement of living standards of women and children.

  5. Ghana - Elimination of child labour, protection of children and young persons - Miscellaneous (circular, directive, legal notice, instruction, etc.)

    Early Childhood Care and Development Policy. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2004 | GHA-2004-M-88527

    Promotes holistic early childhood development and programme packages that address the physical, mental, social, moral and spiritual needs of the child.

  6. Ghana - Elimination of child labour, protection of children and young persons - Law, Act

    Children's Act, 1998 (No. 560). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1998-12-30 | GHA-1998-L-56216

    Reforms and consolidates the law relating to children by providing for the rights of the child, maintenance and adoption, and by regulating child labour, apprenticeship and related matters. Sub-part 1 of Part V deals with child labour. Section 91(2) and (3) identify hazardous work for persons under the age of 18 years.


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