ILAB in Côte d'Ivoire
Findings on the Worst Forms of Child Labor
This annual report focuses on the efforts of U.S. trade beneficiary countries and territories to eliminate the worst forms of child labor through legislation, enforcement mechanisms, policies and social programs. The report presents findings on the prevalence and sectoral distribution of the worst forms of child labor in each country, country-specific suggestions for government action (since 2010), and
individual country assessments that identify where Significant, Moderate, Minimal, or No Advancement has been made (since 2011).
ILAB develops and makes public a list of goods from countries it has reason to believe are produced by child labor or forced labor in violation of international standards. The List is not intended to be punitive, but rather to raise public awareness about child labor and forced labor and to promote efforts to address them – as a starting point for individual and collective action. Publication of the List has provided ILAB new opportunities to engage
in technical cooperation with foreign governments and has also been a valuable resource to many companies in carrying out risk assessment and due diligence on labor rights in their supply chains. (Learn More...)