2007 Findings on the Worst Forms of Child Labor - Kiribati

Selected Statistics and Indicators on Child Labor1918
Gross primary enrollment rate (%), 2005:112
Net primary enrollment rate (%), 2002:97

Incidence and Nature of Child Labor

During the reporting period, crewmembers of foreign fishing vessels continued to engage in commercial sexual exploitation of underage girls.1919

Child Labor Laws and Enforcement

No changes have been recorded regarding child labor laws and enforcement since the last reporting period in Kiribati.*

Current Government Policies and Programs to Eliminate the Worst Forms of Child Labor

The Government of Kiribati has developed a National Plan of Action on Child Labor for 20062008, but there are concerns that insufficient resources have been allotted to effectively implement the Plan.1920

* Because of extremely limited information, a determination was made that USDOL would publish full reports on 9 countries and 18 territories, including the country or territory covered here, once every 5 years. For this reason, this report includes shortened profiles for these countries and territories, containing only new information published during the reporting period. For extended profiles on these countries and territories, please see The Department of Labor's 2005 Findings on the Worst Forms of Child Labor. The next extended profiles on these countries and territories should appear in The Department of Labor's 2010 Findings on the Worst Forms of Child Labor.

1918 For data not cited here, see the Data Sources and Definitions section.

1919 U.S. Department of State, "Kiribati," in Trafficking in Persons Report-2007, Washington, DC, June 12, 2007; available from http://www.state.gov/documents/organization/82902.pdf. See also U.S. Department of State, "Kiribati," in Country Reports on Human Rights Practices – 2007, Washington, DC, March 11, 2008, section 5; available from http://www.state.gov/g/drl/rls/hrrpt/2007/100523.htm.

1920 UN Committee on the Rights of the Child, Consideration of Reports Submitted by States Parties Under Article 44 of the Convention on the Rights of the Child: Kiribati, September 29, 2006; available from http://daccessdds.un.org/doc/UNDOC/GEN/G06/452/00/PDF/G0645200.pdf?Open….


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