DOL Releases New ILAB Reports on International Child Labor and Forced Labor

Source: Department of Labor, December 15, 2010

DOL today released three ILAB reports on child labor and/or forced labor in foreign countries, including the ninth annual Findings on the Worst Forms of Child Labor, a report that provides information on the efforts of certain U.S. trade beneficiary countries to eliminate the worst forms of child labor. This year’s report highlights the major findings related to each government’s efforts and includes country-specific suggestions for government action to combat these problems. In addition, DOL released an update to ILAB’s List of Goods Produced by Child or Forced Labor, which identifies 128 goods from 70 countries that ILAB has reason to believe are produced by forced labor, child labor or both, in violation of international standards. Finally, DOL released a proposed revision to the current List of Products Produced by Forced or Indentured Child Labor pursuant to Executive Order 13126 of 1999, which includes 29 products from 21 countries. The proposed revision will be available for public comment beginning December 16th.
See also:
* Read the news release
* Read the Secretary’s remarks
* View the slideshow
* View the webcast
* View the Child Labor Grant Table
* View the full reports:
The Department of Labor’s 2009 Findings on the Worst Forms of Child Labor under the Trade and Development Act
Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act List of Goods Produced by Child Labor or Forced Labor
Executive Order 13126 Initial Determination
* Read the Frequently Asked Questions
ILAB Reports on International Child Labor and Forced Labor
The Trade and Development Act
Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act of 2005
Executive Order 13126
* View the Reports Diagram
* Read about DOL’s efforts to enforce child labor laws in the United States

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