2001 Findings on the Worst Forms of Child Labor - Pitcairn Islands (territory of the United Kingdom)

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 Convention 138 and Convention 182 do not apply to any of them.[2794]

In 2000, the government reported that there were no working children in the Pitcairn Islands. Children under the age of 15 are prohibited from engaging in paid government work.[2825] Education is free and compulsory between the ages of 5 and 15.[2826] All of the island's seven children were enrolled in school in 2000.[2827] The government does not believe that child labor is a problem and does not have policies or programs to address this issue.[2828]

[2794] Natan Elkin, ILO, electronic correspondence 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.

[2825] Leon Salt, commissioner, Pitcairn Islands, electronic correspondence to USDOL official, November 7, 2000.

[2826] Ibid.

[2827] Ibid.

[2828] Ibid.


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