National Action Plan on the Elimination of Child Labour

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A National Action Plan on the elimination of child labour (or NAP) is a national strategy, plan or programme aimed at addressing child labour within a given country, usually with an emphasis on worst forms of child labour.[1] Some countries also refer to this as an Action Programme on the Elimination of Child Labour (APEC).


The following countries have adopted, or plan to adopt, such a programme:

  • Botswana: the National Action Programme towards the Elimination of Child Labour in Botswana was nationally endorsed in February 2008;[2]
  • Lesotho;
  • Namibia: the Action Programme on the Elimination of Child Labour in Namibia was nationally endorsed in January 2008;[3]
  • South Africa: the first Child Labour Programme of Action (CLPA) was adopted in 2003; and the phase two CLPA (or CLPA-2), for implementation from 2008 to 2012, in September 2007;
  • Swaziland: Child Labour, the Strategy and Action Programme on the Elimination of Child Labour was nationally endorsed on 1 April 2008.[4]

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