Last Updated: Wednesday, 13 December 2017, 11:55 GMT

2004 Findings on the Worst Forms of Child Labor - Anguilla (territory of the United Kingdom)

Publisher United States Department of Labor
Author Bureau of International Labor Affairs
Publication Date 22 September 2005
Cite as United States Department of Labor, 2004 Findings on the Worst Forms of Child Labor - Anguilla (territory of the United Kingdom), 22 September 2005, available at: [accessed 14 December 2017]
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 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.[4357] Territories are subject to laws of the sovereign country.

Statistics on the number of working children under the age of 15 in Anguilla are unavailable.[4358] Information is unavailable on the incidence and nature of child labor. Primary education is compulsory from the ages of 5 to 11 years.[4359] In 2002, the gross primary enrollment rate was 99.0 percent, and the net primary enrollment rate was 97.0 percent.[4360] Gross and net enrollment ratios are based on the number of students formally registered in primary school and therefore do not necessarily reflect actual school attendance. Recent primary school attendance statistics are not available for Anguilla. According to the population Census 2001 there was a small number of children below the age of 15 years not attending school due to severe physical or mental disabilities. The Special Needs Department of the Ministry of Education promotes activities to expand access to education for these children.[4361] The Government of Anguilla is collaborating with UNESCO and the OECS to develop an Education for All plan that aims to raise educational achievement levels, improve access to quality special education services, provide human resource training for teachers and education managers, promote curriculum standardization, and increase the emphasis on social education and the involvement of teachers in educational planning.[4362]

[4357] ILO official, electronic 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 Constitution; available from

[4358] ILO, LABORSTAT, [online] 2004; available from

[4359] UNESCO, Education for All 2000 Assessment: Country Reports – Anguilla, prepared by Department of Education, pursuant to UN General Assembly Resolution 52/84, September 1999, section 2(a); available from Education is compulsory between the ages of 5 and 17 years under the Education Act of 1994. See UNESCO Institute for Statistics, National Education Systems, [database online] [cited May 27, 2004]; available from See also U.S. Department of State official, electronic communication to USDOL official, March 16, 2004.

[4360] UNESCO Institute for Statistics, Global Education Digest 2004, [CD-ROM] 2004 [cited November 8, 2004]; available from

[4361] U.S. Department of State official, electronic communication, March 16, 2004.

[4362] UNESCO, EFA Country Report: Anguilla. See also U.S. Department of State official, electronic communication, March 16, 2004.

Search Refworld