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Samoa

SDG indicator 8.7.1 Proportion of children engaged in economic activity
With household chores - age 5-17 (2020) Without household chores - age 5-17 (2020)
Total 13 % 13.9 %
Female 10.8 % 11.4 %
Male 14.9 % 16 %
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
0.90%
Before age 15 (2020)
7.40%
Before age 18 (2020)
Latest ratifications - View all
C111
30 Jun 2008
Ratified
C138
29 Oct 2008
Ratified
SDG indicator 16.2.2 Number of victims of human trafficking per 100,000 population
2008
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SDG indicator 16.2.2 Number of victims of human trafficking for forced labour, servitude and slavery, per 100,000 population
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2022
Sources: UN SDG & ILO Normlex

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Priorities

  1. Strengthened Legal and Policy Framework – To support the work of each implementing partner there needs to be a strong and clear policy and legal framework that guides interventions. Key legal gaps continue to exist for school-aged children engaging in street vending activities during ‘after-hours.’ Furthermore, the current development of a National Social Protection Policy Framework presents an opportunity for mainstreaming child protection based on vulnerability and the lifecycle approach.
     
  2. Strengthen Community Engagement with Families and Children Identified as Involved in Hazardous Street Vending/Vulnerable - In terms of addressing the root causes interventions must be delivered at the household level or at the community level. The ability of districts to cater their development programs and include vulnerable families will go a long way toward lifting vulnerable families out of poverty. In addition, targeted efforts are needed to support the transition into alternative and sustainable income-generating activities. This will ensure that strict enforcement of legislation is complemented by support for vulnerable families.
     
  3. Enhance Data Collection and Regular Reporting Systems – Data around child labour and street vendors has been irregular with major reports produced seven years apart. The ideal outcome is to build these into our national data collection systems to ensure information is regular and captured at the household level. Furthermore, that progress is monitored through national mechanisms i.e. Samoa National Tripartite Forum (SNTF).

Pathfinder international_instruments table

Area Ilo Instrument Status Ratification date CEACR comments
Child Labour
C138
Ratification of C138 - Minimum Age Convention (1973)
In Force 29 Oct 2008
Child Labour, Forced Labour, Human Trafficking, Modern Slavery
C182
Worst Forms of Child Labour Convention (1999)
In Force 30 Jun 2008
Child Labour, Modern Slavery
C029
Forced Labour Convention (1930)
In Force 30 Jun 2008
Forced Labour, Modern Slavery
C105
Abolition of Forced Labour Convention (1957)
In Force 30 Jun 2008
Freedom of Association
C087
Freedom of Association and Protection of the Right to Organise Convention (1948)
In Force 30 Jun 2008
Freedom of Association
C098
Right to Organise and Collective Bargaining Convention (1949)
In Force 30 Jun 2008
Discrimination
C100
Equal Remuneration Convention (1951)
In Force 30 Jun 2008
Discrimination
C111
Discrimination (Employment and Occupation) Convention (1958)
In Force 30 Jun 2008
Sources: ILO Normlex & UN Treaty Collection
Samoa Roadmap
Samoa Roadmap 2023