The National Steering Committee for the Prevention and Elimination of Child Labour of Trinidad and Tobago has been re-installed.
Minister of Labour, Stephen Mc Clashie, presented letters of appointment to fifteen members of the committee at the Ministry’s Head Office recently.
This is the Committee’s second term. It was officially established in February 2019.
Many of its members from the previous term have returned.
This includes the Committee’s Chairman Kevar Williams who is also the Deputy Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Labour.
Some of the functions of the committee include the establishment of guidelines to unify and manage national monitoring systems and to exploit synergies that can be generated among the different stakeholders, as well as international co-operation.
To develop the research methodology to assess the situation of child labour in Trinidad and Tobago, including by types of activities, sectors and geographical areas.
To conduct research to better understand the enabling factors and root causes of child labour in Trinidad and Tobago and the current situation.
To develop a Draft National Policy on the elimination of child labour in Trinidad and Tobago.