International Labor Organization
In 1992 Turkey was one of the initial six countries to undertake direct
action to combat child labour through IPEC programs and assistance.
The Memorandum of Understanding between the Government of Turkey and
the ILO was signed in 1992 and was extended till September 2006. There
was a total number of 101 action programmes implemented from 1992.
IPEC projects carried out over the last 12 years have reached
approximately 50,000 children. Sixty percent of these children have
been withdrawn from work and placed in schools. The remaining 40
percent have benefited from improved working conditions and health,
nutrition and vocational training services. Furthermore, approximately
25,000 families have received counselling services and assistance.
The strategies developed and objectives of the Programme are coherent
with national policies and objectives and reinforce and strengthen
existing national structures.
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