||Conference papers and proceedings
||Conference publication, Government publication, International government publication, Internet resource
||Book, Internet Resource
|All Authors / Contributors:
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.
||xii, 24 pages ; 30 cm.
||FAO fisheries and aquaculture report, no. 944.
||FAO Workshop on Child Labour in Fisheries and Aquaculture in Cooperation with ILO
In order to promote awareness on and effective implementation of the relevant UN and ILO conventions on the right of the child and child labor, workshop participants reviewed the nature, incidence and causes of child labor in fisheries, fish processing and aquaculture, examined the different forms and types of child labor in both large and small-scale and artisanal fishing operations, shellfish gathering, aquaculture, seafood processing, and work on board fishing vessels and fishing platforms, examined the health and safety hazards of fishing and aquaculture, including the use of hazardous technologies and relevant alternatives, and shared examples of good practice in the progressive elimination of child labor drawn from various sectors and regions. The workshop participants agreed on a series of recommendations relating to legal and enforcement measures, policy interventions and practical actions including risk assessments to address child labor issues in fisheries and aquaculture. FAO and ILO were called upon for priority actions to assist governments in withdrawing trafficked children and to effectively prohibit slavery and forced labor.