ILO not identified forced child labor at cotton harvest in Uzbekistan

Posted on April 11, 2014

International Labour Organization (ILO) did not identify use of forced child labor at systematic base at cotton harvesting in Uzbekistan, a press service of Uzbekistan Trade Unions’ Federation said.

From 11 September to 31 October 2013, experts of ILO in cooperation with specialists of Uzbekistan Trade Unions’ Federation, Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare, Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Uzbekistan and Uzbekistan Farmers’ Council under aegis of the Coordination council on child labour conducted monitoring of issues of child labour at cotton harvest.

The results of the monitoring did not reveal any forced child labour use at systematic bases at cotton harvesting in Uzbekistan, the Trade Unions’ Federation said.

However, the federation said that the Coordination Council on child labour adopted action plan for avoiding the worse forms of child labour and to promote ILO Convention.

The action programme included educational programmes for officials, which also have courses on ILO conventions and their implementation in Uzbekistan.

The Coordination Council on child labour consists of officials of the Uzbekistan Trade Unions’ Federation Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare, Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Uzbekistan and Famers’ Council.

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