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2005 Findings on the Worst Forms of Child Labor - Saint Helena (territory of the United Kingdom)

Publisher United States Department of Labor
Author Bureau of International Labor Affairs
Publication Date 29 August 2006
Cite as United States Department of Labor, 2005 Findings on the Worst Forms of Child Labor - Saint Helena (territory of the United Kingdom), 29 August 2006, available at: [accessed 20 October 2017]
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There is limited information regarding the extent and nature of child labor and the quality and provision of education in non-independent countries and territories eligible for GSP, AGOA, and CBTPA benefits. These countries and territories generally are not eligible to become members of the ILO, so ILO Conventions 138 and 182 do not apply to any of them.5132 Territories are subject to laws of the sovereign country.

Statistics on the number of working children under age 15 in Saint Helena are unavailable;5189 however, in 2000, the Government of St. Helena reported that there were no working children in the territory.5190 The minimum age for employment is 15 years.5191 Education is free and compulsory between the ages of 5 and 15.5192 Primary school enrollment and attendance rates are unavailable for St. Helena. St. Helena participates in a Joint Child Protection Strategy with other South Atlantic territories.5193

5132 ILO official, e-mail communication to USDOL official, January 31, 2002. Most of the areas covered in this summary report are considered by the ILO to be non-metropolitan territories and therefore, are ineligible to become members of the ILO. An ILO member can submit a declaration to the ILO requesting that these conventions apply to their non-metropolitan territories. See ILO, Constitution; available from

5189 This statistic is not available from the data sources that are used in this report. Please see the "Data Sources and Definitions" section for information about sources used.

5190 Gillian Francis, Assistant Secretary, e-mail communication to USDOL official, November 24, 2000.

5191 Ibid.

5192 Ibid.

5193 Alan George, "Launch of a Child Protection Strategy," The Islander, December 23, 2004, [cited September 27, 2005]; available from

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