Core Labor Standards in Mali
Mali has ratified all 27 ILO conventions (two denounced in 2000, see below) which include the five core labor standards:
Prohibitiono f forced labor
The elimination o f discrimination in employment
Freedomo f association
Right to organize and bargaincollectively
The elimination o f exploitive use o f child labor
In 2000, GoM denouncedtwo conventionsreferringto the minimumworking age inboth industrial and non-industrialactivities. However, attention in 2001/2002 given to a child traffickingring from Malito the Ivory Coast prompted GoM to launch an impressive marketing campaignto raise awareness against child labor during the 2002 African Nations Cup.