Child labour represents a phenomenon that has begun to attract more and more attention from the international community. Actions undertaken for the prevention and elimination of child labour have been and remain a priority for international organizations and national governments, including the Government of the Republic of Moldova.
For this purpose, during the 4th quarter of 2009, the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) carried out the household survey entitled Children’s Activities in the Republic of Moldova. This statistical survey was launched in compliance with the Resolution on Child Labour Statistics adopted by the 18th International Conference of Labour Statisticians in December 2008.
By offering an objective and scientifically-reasoned picture of the child labour phenomenon in the Republic of Moldova, this analytical report offers valuable information not only for specialists directly involved in actions to combat child labour, but for the entire society.
Implementation of the statistical survey and development and publication of the analytical report were carried out with support from the Statistical Information and Monitoring Programme on Child Labour (SIMPOC), a division within the International Labour Organization’s International Programme on the Elimination of Child Labour (IPEC), and the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in Moldova.