2007 Findings on the Worst Forms of Child Labor - Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
|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 - Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, 27 August 2008, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/48caa48bc.html [accessed 25 May 2013]|
|Disclaimer||This is not a UNHCR publication. UNHCR is not responsible for, nor does it necessarily endorse, its content. Any views expressed are solely those of the author or publisher and do not necessarily reflect those of UNHCR, the United Nations or its Member States.|
|Selected Statistics and Indicators on Child Labor2982|
|Gross primary enrollment rate (%), 2005:||111|
|Net primary enrollment rate (%), 2005:||90|
|Free public education:||Yes*|
|* Must pay for miscellaneous school expenses|
Incidence and Nature of Child Labor
No changes have been recorded since the last reporting period regarding the incidence and nature of child labor in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.*
Child Labor Laws and Enforcement
No changes have been recorded since the last reporting period regarding child labor laws and enforcement in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.*
Current Government Policies and Programs to Eliminate the Worst Forms of Child Labor
Although the Government of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines has ratified ILO Convention 182, according to the ILO's CEACR, it has not taken further steps to prohibit or eliminate the worst forms of child labor. In 2007, the ILO CEACR urged the Government of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines to take appropriate measures to determine if child labor exists and to ensure children are protected. They also note that there is a growing number of children reportedly involved in prostitution.2983
* Because of extremely limited information, a determination was made that USDOL would publish full reports on 9 countries and 18 territories, including the country or territory covered here, once every 5 years. For this reason, this report includes shortened profiles for these countries and territories, containing only new information published during the reporting period. For extended profiles on these countries and territories, please see The Department of Labor's 2005 Findings on the Worst Forms of Child Labor. 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.
2982 For statistical data not cited here, see the Data Sources and Definitions section. For free public education, see U.S. Department of State, "Saint Vincent and the Grenadines," in Country Reports on Human Rights Practices2007, Washington, DC, March 11, 2008; available from http://www.state.gov/g/drl/rls/hrrpt/2007/100653.htm.
2983 ILO Committee of Experts, Direct Request, Worst Forms of Child Labour Convention, 1999 (No. 182) Saint Vincent and the Grenadines (ratification: 2001), [online] 2007 [cited December 13, 2007]; available from http://www.ilo.org/ilolex/english/newcountryframeE.htm.