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close this bookAction Against Child Labour (ILO; 2000; 356 pages)
View the documentPreface
Open this folder and view contents1. National policies and programmes
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View the documentINTRODUCTION
View the document2.1 LEGISLATION AND THE FIGHT AGAINST CHILD LABOUR
View the document2.2 SOURCES OF LAW ON CHILD LABOUR
Open this folder and view contents2.3 INTERNATIONAL LABOUR STANDARDS AND NATIONAL LEGISLATION
View the document2.4 NEW INTERNATIONAL LABOUR STANDARDS ON THE WORST FORMS OF CHILD LABOUR
View the document2.5 OTHER INTERNATIONAL TREATIES
View the document2.6 INITIATIVES TO IMPROVE CHILD LABOUR LEGISLATION
View the document2.7 LESSONS LEARNED
View the documentChecklist 2.1 General principles
View the documentChecklist 2.2 Improving national legislation
View the documentChecklist 2.3 Legislation on bonded labour
View the documentChecklist 2.4 Involving employers' and workers' organizations, and others
View the documentAppendix 2.1 ILO Conventions on child labour and forced labour (as at 31 July 1999)
View the documentAppendix 2.2 Minimum ages in ILO Conventions
View the documentAppendix 2.3 Ratification of ILO Conventions on child labour and forced labour (as at 31 August 1999)
View the documentAppendix 2.4 Chart of ratifications of ILO Conventions on child labour and forced labour by country (as at 31 August 1999:
View the documentAppendix 2.5 Excerpts from selected ILO standards on child labour
Open this folder and view contents3. Improving the knowledge base on child labour
Open this folder and view contents4. Alternatives to child labour
Open this folder and view contents5. Strategies to address child slavery
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Open this folder and view contents7. Trade unions against child labour
Open this folder and view contents8. Awareness-raising
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Appendix 2.2 Minimum ages in ILO Conventions

Basic minimum age for admission to employment and work*

Reduced minimum age for light work

Higher minimum age for unhealthy and hazardous work

14 years

15 years

12-13 years

16 years

18 years

Conventions Nos. 5, 7, 10, 33 and 138 (for countries "whose economy and educational facilities are insufficiently developed")

Conventions Nos. 58, 59, 60, 112 and 138

Two years lower than the basic minimum age set respectively under Conventions Nos. 33, 60 and 138

Convention No. 123

Conventions Nos. 15, 12, 138 and the Conventions dealing with night work and other hazardous work

* Under Convention No. 138, the basic minimum age "shall not be less than the age of completion of compulsory schooling". Conventions Nos. 33 and 60 (non-industrial employment) prohibit the employment of children who are over the minimum age but "who are still required ... to attend primary school".

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