2006 New and Noteworthy
December 5, 2006: Request for Information on Efforts by Certain Countries to Eliminate the Worst Forms of Child Labor
The Labor Department published a request for information on certain trade beneficiary countries' efforts to eliminate the worst forms of child labor. Responses are requested by December 22.
November 30, 2006: Notice of Availability of Funds and Intent for Solicitation of Limited Competition for Cooperative Agreement Applications
This is a notice of availability of funds and intent to solicit cooperative agreement applications through a limited competition. Any amendments issued must be obtained through the Federal Register.
- View the Federal Register Notice [Text] [PDF]
- Background Material for Child Labor Solicitation for Cooperative Agreement Applications.
Closing Date: N/A
October 4, 2006: Funding of project to oversee efforts to eliminate child labor in the cocoa sector announced
The Labor Department today announced the funding of a $4.3 million project to oversee public and private efforts to eliminate the worst forms of child labor in the cocoa sector.
- Read the news release
September 6, 2006: 2005 Findings on the Worst Forms of Child Labor released
The Labor Department today released its fifth annual report on the worst forms of child labor in 137 countries and territories that receive U.S. trade benefits. The report was prepared in accordance with the Trade and Development Act of 2000, which requires the President to submit an annual report to the Congress with respect to certain trade beneficiary countries' implementation of international commitments to eliminate the worst forms of child labor.
The International Child Labor Program maintains a list of products produced with forced or indentured child labor under Executive Order 13126. For more information, click here.
ICLP contracted with an independent auditing firm to conduct audits of some of the program's grants and contracts. For more information, click here.