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7 Oct 2014 11:00 EDT

"Findings on the Worst Forms of Child Labor" report released by US Labor Secretary Thomas E. Perez

U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez today announced the 13th edition of the “Findings on the Worst Forms of Child Labor” report, prepared annually by the Department of Labor’s Bureau of International Labor Affairs. The report assesses efforts by more than 140 countries to reduce the worst forms of child labor and reports whether countries have made significant, moderate, minimal or no advancement from year to year. It also suggests actions they can take to eliminate the worst forms of child labor through legislation, enforcement, coordination, policies and social programs. A new grant to combat child labor internationally was also announced. The event is being webcast live at https://conx.state.gov/dc-fpc/.  Learn More »



23 Apr 2014 10:15 EDT

Joint statement on one-year anniversary of deadly factory collapse in Dhaka, Bangladesh

The U.S. Department of Labor, the U.S. Department of State, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative and the U.S. Agency for International Development today issued the following statement on the first anniversary of the Rana Plaza building collapse: Learn More »



21 Apr 2014 10:30 EDT

$7M multi-country grant competition to reduce worst forms of child labor announced by DOL

The U.S. Department of Labor's Bureau of International Labor Affairs today announced a $7 million competitive solicitation for a project supporting efforts to reduce the worst forms of child labor by building local and national capacity of governments in at least eight countries. Learn More »



21 Apr 2014 10:00 EDT

Funding for $7M project to reduce child labor, improve labor rights and working conditions in Honduras available from DOL

The U.S. Department of Labor's Bureau of International Labor Affairs today announced a $7 million competitive solicitation for a project to reduce child labor and improve labor rights and working conditions in Honduras, particularly in the agricultural areas of southern Honduras and in the San Pedro Sula area. Learn More »



03 Apr 2014 16:30 EDT

Joint ministerial declaration on migrant workers signed by US Secretary of Labor, Mexican Secretary of Labor and Social Welfare

U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez and Mexican Secretary of Labor and Social Welfare Jesús Alfonso Navarrete Prida today signed a joint ministerial declaration to carry out consultations under the provisions of the North American Agreement on Labor Cooperation, the labor side agreement to the North American Free Trade Agreement, to help inform Mexican workers about their labor rights under U.S. laws. Learn More »



20 Mar 2014 14:30 EDT

Nicaraguan coffee producer Isidro León-York awarded US Labor Department's Iqbal Masih Award for the Elimination of Child Labor

Carol Pier, deputy undersecretary for the U.S. Department of Labor's Bureau of International Labor Affairs, today announced Isidro León-York of Nicaragua as the recipient of the department's 2013 Iqbal Masih Award for the Elimination of Child Labor. U.S. Ambassador to Nicaragua Phyllis M. Powers presented the award to Mr. León-York at a ceremony today in Managua. Learn More »



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