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Kyrgyzstan has highest rate of child labor

The highest rate of child labor in Central Asia and Eastern Europe is registered in Kyrgyzstan. This was reported by the International Labor Organization.

According to statistical data, about 27.8 percent of children aged 5-17 are employed in jobs that are unacceptable for their age and development.

Simultaneously with the successful practice of child protection, which is being undertaken by business in Kyrgyzstan in more than 10 sectors, such as agriculture, tourism, trade (markets), construction and manufacturing sectors, there are still negative examples of the use of forced child labor. The relevance of the problems is growing due to getting by Kyrgyzstan of GSP+ status.

The GSP+ regime is not only a system of preferences, allocated for Kyrgyzstan and a number of countries for duty-free import of goods. The main goal of the regime is compliance with human rights standards, effective management, ecology and labor standards.