The International Labour Organisation says Papua New Guinea's government has taken initial steps towards eradicating child labour.
Child labour - including child trafficking, child prostitution, use of children for the production and sale of drugs - is extensive in PNG.
About a fifth of PNG children aged 10 to 14 years are believed to be economically active.
With ILO support, the government has now launched its national action plan on child labour
The director of the ILO's Pacific regional office, Donglin Li, spoke to Johnny Blades.