The official launch on the findings and final report of the 2013 National Child Activity Survey was held this morning at the University of Belize Jaguar Auditorium in Belmopan and as it turns out the there is good news for Belize in this regard, since we have seen a substantial decrease in child employment from 9% in 2001 to about 4.7% in 2013 which is equivalent to 5,188 children. The same holds true for Child Labour practices.
was at the launch this morning and has more in this report.
Present at the launch today were Minister of State in the Ministry of Finance and Economic Development Hon. Santiago Castillo, Minister of Labour Hon. Godwin Hulse, and Project Director, for the fundamental principles rights at work, ILO Mr. Bijoy Raychaudhuri. The report on the National Child Activity Survey will be available to the general public at the Statistical Institute of Belize