Uzbekistan adopts national action plan to eliminate worst forms of child labour

News | 15 October 2008
On September 15, Uzbekistan’s government adopted a national action plan to implement ILO’s Minimum Age Convention (C138) and the Convention Concerning the Prohibition and Immediate Action for the Elimination of the Worst Forms of Child Labor (C182). These two conventions were ratified by Uzbekistan in April.

In compliance with the document the republic’s Labour and Social Welfare Ministry should coordinate the activities of ministries, departments and organizations to ensure the observance of obligations envisioned by the Conventions. Moreover, state bodies and public institutions should toughen control over enterprises and physical persons to prevent the engagement of children in the worst forms of child labour. The prosecutor-general’s office was also recommended to strengthen monitoring of the Conventions’ requirements on the territory of the Republic.

Source: REGNUM information agency.