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        Employment of Children and<br> 
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    <td colspan="2"> <H4><Font color="#7D6241">Minimum Age </FONT></H4></td> 
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    <td><a href="../Core_Conventions/C138_Minimum_Age_1973.htm">The Minimum Age Convention, 1973 (No. 138)</a></td> 
    <td>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 <a href="../Core_Conventions/core_conventions.htm">the eight fundamental ILO Conventions.</a></td> 
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    <td colspan="2"> <H4> <Font color="#7D6241">Worst forms of child labour</FONT></H4></td> 
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    <td><a href="../Core_Conventions/C182_Worst_Forms_of_Child_Labour_1999.htm">The Worst Forms of Child Labour Convention, 1999 (No. 182)</a></td> 
    <td>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 t<a href="../Core_Conventions/core_conventions.htm">he eight fundamental ILO Conventions</a>.</td> 
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    <td>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)</td> 
    <td>Prohibit night work by children and young persons.</td> 
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    <td colspan="2"> <H4> <Font color="#7D6241">Medical Examinations </FONT></H4></td> 
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    <td>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)</td> 
    <td>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.</td> 
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    <td colspan="2"> <H4><Font color="#7D6241">Underground Work </FONT></H4></td> 
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    <td>The Minimum Age (Underground Work) Convention, (1965) (No. 123)</td> 
    <td> <p>Provides for conditions of employment of persons under 18 years of age underground in mines and quarries.</p></td> 
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