Kumar: Minimal instances of child labour and human trafficking in Fiji

Minister for Employment and Productivity Parveen Kumar addresses the forum. Picture: SUPPLIED

FIJI is concerned about the widespread problem of human trafficking and child labour in many parts of the world.

Employment Minister Parveen Kumar said Fiji was fortunate it had not faced the full brunt of the problem.

He said Fiji had minimal instances of child labour and human trafficking.

“Globally, we are all deeply concerned with the horrors of child labour,” he said.

“While I am happy to report that we have minimal instances of it in Fiji, it remains a sad and more widespread problem in many parts of the world.

“Let us join hands and ensure that we move towards a better Fiji by eliminating all forms of child labour, forced labour and human trafficking from our society.”

Mr Kumar made the statements while officiating at the opening of the national strategic planning forum.

He also said Fiji had been identified as one of the countries to be a pathfinder area of eliminating all forms of child labour, forced labour, and human trafficking.

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