2007 Findings on the Worst Forms of Child Labor - British Virgin Islands (Territory of the United Kingdom)
|Publisher||United States Department of Labor|
|Author||Bureau of International Labor Affairs|
|Publication Date||27 August 2008|
|Cite as||United States Department of Labor, 2007 Findings on the Worst Forms of Child Labor - British Virgin Islands (Territory of the United Kingdom), 27 August 2008, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/48caa49b28.html [accessed 14 February 2016]|
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There is limited information on the extent and nature of child labor 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.3775 Territories are subject to the laws of the sovereign country.
Because of extremely limited information, a determination was made that USDOL would publish full reports on 18 of the 19 territories covered in this report once every 5 years. For this reason, this report includes shortened profiles for these territories, containing only new information published during the reporting period. For extended profiles on these territories, please see The Department of Labor's 2005 Findings on the Worst Forms of Child Labor.3776 The next extended profiles on these countries and territories should appear in The Department of Labor's 2010 Findings on the Worst Forms of Child Labor.
During the reporting period, new statistics on education in the British Virgin Islands became available. UNESCO reports that in 2005, the gross primary enrollment rate was 111 percent,3778 and the net primary enrollment rate was 95 percent.3779
3775 ILO Official, E-mail communication to USDOL official, January 31, 2002. See ILO, Constitution; available from http://www.ilo.org/public/english/about/iloconst.htm.
3776 U.S. Department of Labor, "Territories and Non-Independent Countries," in 2005 Findings on the Worst Forms of Child Labor, Washington DC, 2006.
3778 UNESCO Institute for Statistics, Gross Enrolment Ratio. Primary. Total, accessed January 7, 2008; available from http://stats.uis.unesco.org.
3779 UNESCO Institute for Statistics, Net Enrolment Rate. Primary. Total, accessed January 7, 2008; available from http://stats.uis.unesco.org/.