International Child Labor and Forced Labor Reports
ILAB publishes three reports on international child labor and forced labor that serve as valuable resources for research, advocacy, government action and corporate responsibility. These reports are The Department of Labor's Findings on the Worst Forms of Child Labor; the List of Goods Produced by Child Labor or Forced Labor; and the List of Products Produced by Forced or Indentured Child Labor. Each of these reports has a distinct mandate, focus and set of implications, but taken collectively, they document the current situation of child labor, forced labor and forced child labor around the world. Read More about ILAB's International Child Labor and Forced Labor reporting
The Department of Labor's Findings on the Worst Forms of Child Labor, mandated by the Trade and Development Act of 2000 (TDA report), focuses on the efforts of 143 U.S. trade beneficiary countries and territories to eliminate the worst forms of child labor through legislation, enforcement mechanisms, policies and social programs.
The List of Goods Produced by Child Labor or Forced Labor, mandated by the Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act of 2005 (TVPRA List) includes 134 goods and 73 source countries that the Bureau of International Labor Affairs has reason to believe are produced by child labor or forced labor in violation of international standards. The List is intended to raise public awareness about child labor and forced labor around the world, and to promote and inform efforts to address them. A starting point for action, the List creates opportunities for ILAB to engage and assist foreign governments. It is also a valuable resource for researchers, advocacy organizations and companies wishing to carry out risk assessments and engage in due diligence on labor rights in their supply chains.
The EO 13126 List is maintained by ILAB along with the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of State. It contains goods and their source countries that these agencies have reason to believe are made by forced or indentured child labor. Pursuant to Executive Order 13126 of 1999, the List has implications for federal procurement activities, but is also intended as a resource for advocacy, research and government action addressing the issue of forced child labor around the world.