The New Zealand Government is deeply concerned about the exploitation of children and is actively engaged in a number of international forums dealing with this issue.
The Department of Labour has had particular involvement in
The Global Report at the 90th Session of the International Labour Conference 3 - 20 June 2002 was entitled: A Future Without Child Labour.
The New Zealand Government outlined its commitment to the elimination of harmful child labour in an address to the Conference Plenary. New Zealand Government Global Report Speech 2002. In 2001, New Zealand ratified ILO Convention 182 on the worst forms of child labour. Convention 182 is one of the ILO's core conventions and bans particularly exploitive forms of child labour.
For information about children and young people working in New Zealand see Infozone: My first job