Nigeria signs, and later ratifies, the Palermo Protocol on Trafficking in Persons. The country commits to taking measures against transnational organized crime
Nigeria adopts the Child Rights Act, which imposes specific duties and obligations on the government, parents, and organizations and bodies related to the well-being of children. The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Personsis created by the Trafficking in Persons (Prohibition) Enforcement and Administration Act of 2003.
Nigeria adopts its first National Policy on Child Labour and National Plan of Action for the Elimination of the Worst Forms of Child Labour,both products of a consultative process among stakeholders engaged in activities geared toward eliminating the worst forms of child labour in the country. The Hazardous Child Labour Listis developed and validated.
Nigeria enacts the amended Trafficking in Persons (Prohibition) Enforcement and Administration Act. As a result of new trends in trafficking in persons and the need to strengthen the institutional framework, the 2003 Act is repealed. The country adopts the National Policy on Migration. The policy implementation plan provides a legal framework for monitoring and regulating internal and international migration, as well as the collection and dissemination of migration data by relevant stakeholders.
“Addressing child labour, forced labour and human trafficking are key challenges in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. This is a collective responsibility by all stakeholders, which shows the importance of Alliance 8.7. Our children should be in school and not at work.”