Employment of Children and
Young Workers

 

Minimum Age

The Minimum Age Convention, 1973 (No. 138) Obliges the ratifying State to prohibit child labour and provide a minimum age for work that corresponds to the end of compulsory schooling. This Convention is one of the eight fundamental ILO Conventions.

Worst forms of child labour

The Worst Forms of Child Labour Convention, 1999 (No. 182) Calls for "immediate and effective measures to secure the prohibition and elimination of the worst forms of child labour as a matter of urgency." This Convention is one of the eight fundamental ILO Conventions.

Night Work

The Night Work of Young Persons (Non-Industrial Occupations) Convention, 1946 (No. 79), and The Night Work of Young Persons (Industry) Convention (Revised), 1948 (No. 90) Prohibit night work by children and young persons.

Medical Examinations

The Medical Examination of Young Persons (Industry) Convention, 1946 (No. 77), the Medical Examination of Young Persons (Non-Industrial Occupations) Convention, 1946 (No. 78), and the Medical Examination of Young Persons (Underground Work) Convention, 1965 (No. 124) Require compulsory and thorough medical examinations before admission to employment (and thereafter periodic examinations) for children and young persons. Conventions Nos. 77 and 78 are supplemented by Recommendation No. 79.

Underground Work

The Minimum Age (Underground Work) Convention, (1965) (No. 123)

Provides for conditions of employment of persons under 18 years of age underground in mines and quarries.