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Reducing child labour in Belize Print E-mail
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Thursday, 19 April 2018 00:00

The Ministry of Labour, Local Government, and Rural Development along with Winrock International hosted a ceremony to launch the Country Level Engagement and Assistance to Reduce Child Labour (CLEAR II) Project. The ceremony was held on Thursday, April 12, 2018 at Best Western Plus Belize Biltmore Plaza in Belize City.

Country Level Engagement and Assistance to Reduce Child Labour II (CLEAR II) is a global, four-year, United States Department of Labour (USDOL)-funded project that provides technical assistance to support a global reduction in child labour.  Belize has been identified among six other countries to partner with CLEAR II.

The Ministry of Labour, Local Government and Rural Development will be implementing CLEAR II to support the reduction of child labour in Belize in collaboration with Winrock International and partners Lawyers without Borders and Verité. CLEAR II aims to work closely with the Ministry of Labour, Local Government and Rural Development to reduce child labour through the following intermediate objectives:

1. Improvements in legislation addressing child labour issues, including bringing local and national laws into compliance with international standards;

2. Improvements in monitoring and enforcement of laws and policies related to child labour;

3. Effective implementation of national plans of action on child labour.