2002 Findings on the Worst Forms of Child Labor - St. Helena (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 ILO Convention 138 and ILO Convention 182 do not apply to any of them.3937

In 2000, the Government of St. Helena reported that there were no working children in the territory.3990 The minimum age for employment is 15 years.3991 Education is free and compulsory between the ages of 5 and 15.3992

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.

3990 Gillian Francis, Government of St. Helena Assistant Secretary, electronic communication to USDOL official, November 24, 2000.

3991 Ibid.

3992 Ibid.


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