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Cameroon

SDG indicator 8.7.1 Proportion of children engaged in economic activity
With household chores - age 5-17 (2014) Without household chores - age 5-17 (2014)
Total 33.36 % 38.9 %
Female 32.776 % 37.7 %
Male 38.461 % 40.12 %
SDG indicator 5.3.1 Proportion of women aged 20 - 24 years who were married or in a union before age 15 and before age 18
10.71%
Before age 15 (2018)
29.82%
Before age 18 (2018)
Latest ratifications - View all
C138
13 Aug 2001
Ratified
C182
05 Jun 2002
Ratified
C155
01 Oct 2021
Ratified
SDG indicator 16.2.2 Number of victims of human trafficking per 100,000 population
2008
2009
2010
2011
2012
0.05
2013
2014
2015
0.28
2016
0.09
2017
2018
2019
2020
2021
2022
SDG indicator 16.2.2 Number of victims of human trafficking for forced labour, servitude and slavery, per 100,000 population
2008
2009
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018
2019
2020
2021
2022
Sources: UN SDG & ILO Normlex

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Progress

  • Revision of the hazardous work list: The draft decree awaits validation by the National Health and Safety Commission in Cameroon before it will be forwarded to the Prime Minister's Office.
     
  • Finalization of the framework document for the Child Labour Observation and Monitoring System in Cameroon (SOSTECAM): The framework document is currently being drafted.
     
  • Preparation of the national report on child labour: The national report is currently being drafted.
     
  • Campaigns to inform the public of ILO conventions ratified by Cameroon: Awareness-raising campaigns have been organized in the country's ten regions, involving those involved in the fight against child labour.
     
  • Operation to issue 100,000 birth certificates in the far north of Cameroon: A joint action by the Ministry of Decentralization and Local Development (MINDDEVEL-BUNEC Bureau National de l'Etat Civil) to provide birth certificates.

International Instruments

Area Ilo Instrument Status Ratification date CEACR comments
Child Labour
C138
Ratification of C138 - Minimum Age Convention (1973)
In Force 13 Aug 2001
Child Labour, Forced Labour, Human Trafficking, Modern Slavery
C182
Worst Forms of Child Labour Convention (1999)
In Force 05 Jun 2002
Child Labour, Modern Slavery
C029
Forced Labour Convention (1930)
In Force 07 Jun 1960
Forced Labour, Modern Slavery
C105
Abolition of Forced Labour Convention (1957)
In Force 03 Sep 1962
Child Labour, Forced Labour, Human Trafficking, Modern Slavery
C143
Migrant Workers (Supplementary Provisions) Convention (1975)
In Force 04 Jul 1978
Freedom of Association
C087
Freedom of Association and Protection of the Right to Organise Convention (1948)
In Force 07 Jun 1960
Freedom of Association
C098
Right to Organise and Collective Bargaining Convention (1949)
In Force 03 Sep 1962
Discrimination
C100
Equal Remuneration Convention (1951)
In Force 25 May 1970
Discrimination
C111
Discrimination (Employment and Occupation) Convention (1958)
In Force 13 May 1988
Occupational Safety and Health
C155
Occupational Safety and Health Convention (1981)
In Force 01 Oct 2021
Sources: ILO Normlex & UN Treaty Collection
Cameroon_Final Report Strategic workshop to identify priority actions
Cameroon Strategic Workshop Report