|Action Against Child Labour (ILO, 2000, 356 p.)|
|2. Towards improved legislation|
Countries should commit themselves to pursue a national policy designed to ensure the effective abolition of child labour.
Policies should call for the immediate suppression of the worst forms of child labour.
At the very least, national legislation should prohibit the employment of children under 12 or 13 in all sectors of activity and in all types of enterprise or employment
National legislation should prohibit hazardous work in all occupations and sectors of activity.
National legislation should prohibit abusive work and activities such as slavery and slave-like conditions, the use of children in prostitution and pornography.
National legislation should provide for effective enforcement measures, including sufficient authority and resources to labour inspectorates and law enforcement.
National legislation should provide the conditions under which children of legal age can work.
Compulsory education laws and provisions on minimum ages for work should be harmonized.