Uzbekistan eradicates child labor
Uzbekistan, Tashkent, April 3 /Trend D.Azizov/
The Uzbek government has approved a plan of additional measures for the implementation of the Convention on Forced Labour and the Convention on the Prohibition and Immediate Action for the Elimination of the Worst Forms of Child Labour in 2012-2013.
The document was adopted to further implement the conventions of the International Labour Organization (ILO) ratified by Uzbekistan, the preamble says.
Monitoring on the ground will be implemented annually in August and October in order to prevent the use of forced labor of secondary school students during the cotton-picking. Detailed report on the results of the monitoring will be provided to the Cabinet of Ministers with relevant proposals.
Specialized structures of government commissioned to develop proposals for the organization of primary accounting and statistics of the use of forced child labor, including the distribution of the nature of crime, sex and age of children.
At the same time increased control over the attendance of students with substantive proceedings in each case of systematically absence on the lessons is provided.
Heads of educational institutions will be responsible for the full attendance of the students and their safety.
The plan also provides the preparation of the draft law on introducing amendments to the Labor Code of the Republic, providing the introduction of rules additional safeguards on employment of graduates, and the development of a draft law on Making Addenda to the
Law On Employment, involving the introduction of additional guarantees of employment for victims of trafficking, young professionals and others who are not able to compete on an equal footing in the labor market.
It is also planned to prepare a draft government decision to improve the regulatory framework governing the family business and the rate of participation of children in the family business at the age of 15 to 18 years.