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2005 Findings on the Worst Forms of Child Labor - Pitcairn Islands (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 - Pitcairn Islands (territory of the United Kingdom) , 29 August 2006, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/48d7491a15.html [accessed 18 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 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 the Pitcairn Islands are unavailable.5184 In 2002, the Government of Pitcairn Islands reported that there were no working children in the territory.5185 Children under age 15 are prohibited from engaging in paid government work.5186 Education is free and compulsory between the ages of 5 and 15.5187 Primary school enrollment and attendance statistics are not available for the Pitcairn Islands. Under the Summary Offences Ordinance, a parent or guardian who does not ensure the regular attendance of their child at school can be fined up to NZD 25 (USD 17.59).5188


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 http://www.ilo.org/public/english/about/iloconst.htm.

5184 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.

5185 Leon Salt, Commissioner for Pitcairn Islands, e-mail communication to USDOL official, August 25, 2002.

5186 Leon Salt, Commissioner for Pitcairn Islands, e-mail communication to USDOL official, November 7, 2000.

5187 Ibid.

5188 Salt, e-mail communication, August 25, 2002. For currency conversion see FXConverter, [online] [cited December 12, 2005]; available from http://www.oanda.com/convert/classic.

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