Torture in  [Tonga]  [other countries]
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Street Children in  [Tonga]  [other countries]
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Prevalence, Abuse & Exploitation of Street Children

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Kingdom of Tonga

Tonga has a small, open, South Pacific island economy. It has a narrow export base in agricultural goods. Squash, vanilla beans, and yams are the main crops. Agricultural exports, including fish, make up two-thirds of total exports.

Tonga has a reasonably sound basic infrastructure and well developed social services. High unemployment among the young, a continuing upturn in inflation, pressures for democratic reform, and rising civil service expenditures are major issues facing the government.  [The World Factbook, U.S.C.I.A. 2009]

Tonga

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The Department of Labor’s 2006 Findings on the Worst Forms of Child Labor [PDF]

U.S. Dept of Labor Bureau of International Labor Affairs, 2007

www.dol.gov/ilab/programs/ocft/PDF/2006OCFTreport.pdf

[accessed 31 December 2010]

[page 420]  INCIDENCE AND NATURE OF CHILD LABOR - There are no reports of child labor existing in the formal or informal economy.

Human Rights Reports » 2006 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices

U.S. Dept of State Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor, March 6, 2007

www.state.gov/g/drl/rls/hrrpt/2006/78793.htm

[accessed 31 December 2010]

CHILDREN - The government was committed to children's rights and welfare, and it provided some funding for children's welfare. Education is compulsory from ages six to 14. Education was available for all children through high school, and almost all children attended school. Education was free at the primary level, but students were required to pay school fees at the secondary level.  The government provided free basic medical care to children.

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Torture in  [Tonga]  [other countries]
Human Trafficking in  [Tonga]  [other countries]
Street Children in  [Tonga]  [other countries]
Child Prostitution in  [Tonga]  [other countries]