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The Convention concerning the Prohibition and Immediate Action for the Elimination of the Worst Forms of Child Labour

The Convention concerning the Prohibition and Immediate Action for the Elimination of the Worst Forms of Child Labour

The Convention, known as the Worst Forms of Child Labour Convention, was adopted by the International Labour Organization (ILO) on 17 June 1999, as ILO Convention No 182. Thus, 19 November 2000 emerges as its date of coming into force, since the Convention itself provides that it would come into force 12 months after the date of the second ratification.

Child prostitution and the sale of children come under the definition of "the worst forms of child labour". All states parties to the convention are committed to the immediate elimination of these extreme forms of child labour.