Uganda ratifies the Worst Forms of Child Labour Convention.
Uganda promulgates the Employment Act No. 6, which prohibits the employment of children in any work that is dangerous or injurious to the child’s health. It also launches the National Child Labour Policy, aimed at mainstreaming child labour concerns into development programs.
Uganda launches the National Action Plan for the Elimination of the Worst Forms of Child Labour. The objective of the NAP is to eliminate the worst forms of child labour and at the same time lay a firm foundation for children’s rights to be respected, protected, and fulfilled. A Counter-Trafficking in Persons and an inter-ministerial Task Force to coordinate anti-trafficking efforts are created.
Uganda adopts the Children (Amendment) Act, which establishes age 16 as the minimum age for work and criminalizes the use of a child for commercial sexual exploitation.
“The Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development is committed to working with Alliance 8.7 in strengthening all its frameworks and calls upon NOTU, FUE and other stakeholders to join the government to analyze and advice provide feedback on issues of child labour, forced labour, and human trafficking.”