This report from the International Labour Organisation (ILO) builds upon a previous report from the ILO published in 2011 called ‘Children in hazardous work: What we know, what we need to do (ILO-IPEC, 2011)’. This new report is said to be based on new evidence ‘aiding better understanding of why this worst form of child labour persists and uncovering new interventions that might have more chance of eliminating it’. It was estimated by the ILO in 2017 that there were 152 million children in child labour and that almost 73 million of these were engaged in hazardous work.
Read the report here: https://www.ilo.org/ipec/Informationresources/WCMS_IPEC_PUB_30315/lang–en/index.htm?mc_cid=01c926b680&mc_eid=4743844cbe
For 10 years STOP THE TRAFFICK Australian Coalition has been campaigning with the chocolate industry to help stop slavery in the production of cocoa in West Africa – particularly Cote d’Ivoire. In 2017 we worked with the 3 largest Certifying Companies (Fair-trade, Rain Forest Alliance and UTZ – the last 2 have just amalgamated) and the 6 largest chocolate companies (Mondelez, Nestle, Mars, Hershey, Ferrero, Lindt) to see what they are doing to help prevent and eradicate slavery in their chain of supply.
There are 3 versions of the report
1. An infographic
2. An Executive Summary
3. The Full Report
It is a rare insight into what is being done, and an assessment on what needs to be done.
all 3 can be viewed and downloaded at: