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2002 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 18 April 2003
Cite as United States Department of Labor, 2002 Findings on the Worst Forms of Child Labor - Anguilla (territory of the United Kingdom), 18 April 2003, available at: [accessed 15 December 2017]
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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 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 Anguilla are unavailable. Information is unavailable on the incidence and nature of child labor. Education is compulsory between the ages of 5 and 17.3938 In 1998, the gross primary enrollment rate was 100.7 percent, and the net primary enrollment rate was 98.9 percent.3939 While enrollment rates indicate a level of commitment to education, they do not always reflect children's participation in school.3940 The Government of Anguilla has collaborated with UNESCO 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.3941

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

3938 Access to primary education focuses on children ages 5-11. See UNESCO, Education for All 2000 Assessment: Country Reports – Anguilla, prepared by Department of Education, pursuant to UN General Assembly Resolution 52/84, 1997, 7-8 [cited January 2, 2003]; available from

3939 Ibid.

3940 For a more detailed discussion on the relationship between education statistics and work, see the preface to this report.

3941 UNESCO, EFA Country Report: Anguilla.

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