September 16, 2019
 In 2024-Forced Labour

Topic: 2024-Forced Labour
Country: Malta
Delegate Name: Jake Rodabaugh

All around the globe, forced labor and child labor is a massive struggle. Whether it be people in Asia being forced into it to support their families, or others around the globe being kidnapped and then forced into labor. Currently, right now there are 27.6 million people around the globe who are being forced into labour for one reason or another. In their 2022 Human Rights report, the Maltese government states their opinion on forced labour in their country, and outlawing it in the next sentence. To help those affected by forced labour, once the Maltese government learned of forced labour, they not only freed the individuals but also created new regulation rules to stop any potential loopholes in the future. In the next paragraph, the Maltese Government addresses forced child labour. They state that unless granted a special exemption by the Maltese government, no minor can work more than 40 hours a week. They also state that any minors who work in manufacturing plants with heavy machinery must be under adult supervision. Penalties for forcing minors to work past these hours will be exercised to the fullest extent of the law. Later in the same document, the government states that no employer can force an employee to work more than 48 hours a week. They also instituted a minimum wage of €9.90 ($10.59). The Maltese government will not stand for any kind of forced labor not only in their country, but also around the globe.