Last Updated: Wednesday, 16 April 2014, 14:04 GMT

2002 Findings on the Worst Forms of Child Labor - Netherlands Antilles (territory of the Netherlands)

Publisher United States Department of Labor
Author Bureau of International Labor Affairs
Publication Date 18 April 2003
Cite as United States Department of Labor, 2002 Findings on the Worst Forms of Child Labor - Netherlands Antilles (territory of the Netherlands), 18 April 2003, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/48d748d128.html [accessed 17 April 2014]
DisclaimerThis 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.

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 ILO Convention 138 and ILO Convention 182 do not apply to any of them.3937

Statistics on the number of working children under the age of 15 in the Netherlands Antilles are unavailable. Information is also unavailable on the incidence and nature of child labor. Education is compulsory between the ages of 6 and 15.3976 In 1998, the gross primary enrollment rate was 111.4 percent.3977 The net primary enrollment rate is unavailable. While enrollment rates indicate a level of commitment to education, they do not always reflect children's participation in school.3978 The Government of Netherlands Antilles has collaborated with UNESCO to develop an Education for All plan that aims to improve learning achievement and achieve universal access to and completion of primary education.3979


3937 ILO official, electronic communication to USDOL official, January 31, 2002. Also Julie Misner, USDOL Office of International Organizations, electronic communication to USDOL official, September 3, 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, Chapter 1, Article 1 and Chapter III, Article 35 [cited November 12, 2002]; available from http://www.ilo.org/public/english/about/iloconst.htm.

3976 UNESCO, Education for All 2000 Assessment: Country Reports – Netherlands Antilles, prepared by Department of Education and Culture, pursuant to UN General Assembly Resolution 52/84, 1997, [cited January 2, 2003]; available from http://www2.unesco.org/wef/countryreports/netherlands_antilles/contents.html.

3977 World Bank, World Development Indicators 2002 [CD-ROM], Washington, D.C., 2002.

3978 For a more detailed discussion on the relationship between education statistics and work, see the preface to this report.

3979 UNESCO, EFA Country Report: Netherlands Antilles.

Search Refworld