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Posted: Thursday, April 12, 2018. 9:53 a.m. CST.

By BBN Staff: The Ministry of Labour, Local Government and Rural Development along with Winrock International hosted a launch ceremony for the Country Level Engagement and Assistance to Reduce Child Labour (CLEAR II) Project today at Best Western Plus Belize Biltmore Plaza in Belize City.

Country Level Engagement and Assistance to Reduce Child Labour II (CLEAR II) is a global, four-year, United States Department of Labour (USDOL)-funded project that provides technical assistance to support a global reduction in child labour.

Belize has been identified among six (6) other countries to partner with CLEAR II.

The Ministry will be implementing CLEAR II to support the reduction of child labour in Belize in collaboration with Winrock International and partners Lawyers without Borders and Verité.

CLEAR II aims to work closely with the Ministry of Labour, Local Government and Rural Development to reduce child labour through the following intermediate objectives:

1. Improvements in legislation addressing child labour issues, including bringing local and national laws into compliance with international standards;

2. Improvements in monitoring and enforcement of laws and policies related to child labour;

3. Effective implementation of national plans of action on child labour.

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