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2001 Findings on the Worst Forms of Child Labor - Falkland Islands (territory of the United Kingdom)

Publisher United States Department of Labor
Author Bureau of International Labor Affairs
Publication Date 7 June 2002
Cite as United States Department of Labor, 2001 Findings on the Worst Forms of Child Labor - Falkland Islands (territory of the United Kingdom), 7 June 2002, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/48c8c9f228.html [accessed 21 December 2014]
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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 areas generally are not eligible to become members of the ILO, and Convention 138 and Convention 182 do not apply to any of them.[2794]

Statistics on the number of working children in the Falkand Islands under the age of 15 are unavailable. Information is also unavailable on the incidence and nature of child labor. Education is free and compulsory up to the end of the academic year when a child reaches 16 years of age.[2814] In 2000, the government reported that all children in the capital were enrolled in primary or secondary schools.[2815]

The Employment of Children Ordinance of 1966 prohibits the employment of children under the age of 14.[2816] The Employment of Women, Young Persons and Children Ordinance of 1967 prohibits children under the age of 18 from working in industrial establishments.[2817] Due to high school enrollment rates, the government does not consider the worst forms of child labor to be a problem and does not have programs or policies to address this issue.[2818]


[2794] Natan Elkin, ILO, electronic correspondence 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.

[2814] Rosalind Cheek, crown counsel, Falkland Islands, electronic correspondence to USDOL official, December 21, 2000 [hereinafter Cheek correspondence].

[2815] Cheek correspondence.

[2816] Ibid.

[2817] Ibid.

[2818] Ibid.

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