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05DJIBOUTI812 2005-08-17 13:46:00 UNCLASSIFIED Embassy Djibouti
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REQUEST FOR UPDATE OF WORST FORMS OF CHILD LABOR -

Tags:   ELAB EIND ETRD PHUM SOCI DJ USAID 
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					UNCLAS DJIBOUTI 000812 

SIPDIS

STATE FOR DRL/IL HOLT

DOL FOR DOL/ILAB MCCARTER


E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: ELAB EIND ETRD PHUM SOCI DJ USAID
SUBJECT: REQUEST FOR UPDATE OF WORST FORMS OF CHILD LABOR -
DJIBOUTI

Ref: A) State 143552

B) 2004 Djibouti 1124



1. In reftel B, post responded to State 163453 of July 2004
and gave detailed information on the subject. We have
contacted all of our sources of information again and they
confirmed that the worst forms of child labor still do not
exist in Djibouti. No new laws or regulations were passed
since last year. The Ministry of Labor finalized the New
Labor Code but the Parliament did not approve it yet. In
towns, children continue to be employed in the informal
economic activities: they work as shoe cleaners, car
washers, or domestic servants. It is important to note
that most of these children are displaced from neighboring
countries and have no other means of income. Some of these
children become beggars or street prostitutes. In rural
areas, children help their parents in agricultural or
livestock areas if they are not enrolled in the school.