“The policy must address the challenges of child labour and infringements of fundamental rights to education of children among others,” she said. A two-day workshop was organised by the Ministry of Labour and Employment (MOLE) with the aim to shed light on progress made to date on the implementation of Action Programme on the Elimination of Child labour (APEC) 2012-2017, and the strides made on the draft of an integrated national action plan for the next phase of the elimination of child labour.
Mrs Matsoso said convention No. 182 calls for ratifying members’ states to take immediate time bound measures to eliminate the worst forms of child labour. In response to this, she explained, the government of Lesotho led by the department of labour working in collaboration with other government ministries, labour federations, employers’ organisations and the civil society organisations have endorsed the National Action Programme on the elimination of child labour (APEC):2013-2017 as a framework to guide national efforts towards elimination of child labour especially its worst form.
Nov. 1, 2018 2 min read
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The review of implementation of the action programme on the elimination of child labour has come at the right time when the country is undergoing national reform. This was said by the Labour Commissioner, Mrs Mamohale Matsoso, during a two-day workshop of stakeholders where she invited participants to take an opportunity of the process to ensure that there are clear and improved policies which would be adopted by the country on child labour, especially regarding labour and employment.