ILAB in Colombia

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Equal Access to Quality Jobs for Women and Girls in Agriculture (EQUAL) in Colombia

In support of the Women’s Global Development and Prosperity Initiative, EQUAL/Colombia aims to reduce the risk of child labor, forced labor, and other violations of labor rights by empowering vulnerable women and girls working in the production of unrefined brown sugar (panela) and the cut flowers sector and promoting a better understanding of labor rights.

$5,000,000 PACT 12/01/2019 11/30/2023

Palma Futuro: Preventing and Reducing Child Labor and Forced Labor in Palm Oil Supply Chains

This project works to improve the implementation of social compliance systems that promote acceptable conditions of work and the prevention and reduction of child and forced labor in palm oil supply chains in Colombia and Ecuador. It will also disseminate best practices in social compliance systems in these and other palm oil producing countries, particularly Brazil and Peru.

$6,000,000 Partners of the Americas 01/01/2019 12/31/2022

Pilares: Building the Capacity of Civil Society to Combat Child Labor and Improve Working Conditions in Colombia

This project will build the capacity of civil society organizations to more effectively detect and combat child labor and unacceptable working conditions in artisanal and small-scale mines in Colombia. It will form networks of civil society organizations and empower local communities to build a grassroots movement to improve working conditions and reduce the risk that children will be used in this harmful work.

$2,000,000 PACT 12/15/2017 12/31/2020

Colombia Avanza

Colombia Avanza will build the capacity of civil society to more effectively combat child labor and other labor abuses in Colombia’s coffee sector. By raising awareness and connecting survivors of labor exploitation to services in two of the largest coffee-producing areas of Colombia, the project helps promote supply chains free of exploitative labor and a fair playing field for workers in the U.S. and around the world.

$2,000,000 Partners of the Americas 12/08/2017 11/30/2020

Cooperation On Fair, Free, Equitable Employment (COFFEE) Project

The United States is the leading importer of coffee, accounting for over 18% of total coffee imports in the world, with Brazil and Colombia as the top suppliers. But before that coffee reaches our cups, tens of millions of workers globally select, pick and process the beans. Many workers are children – toiling in the fields rather than learning in school.

$2,000,000 Verité 12/01/2017 03/31/2022

Worker Rights Centers for the Greater Protection of Labor Rights in Colombia

This project supports the government of Colombia in meeting its commitments to the U.S. under the Action Plan associated with the U.S.-Colombia Trade Promotion Agreement.

$1,750,000 Escuela Nacional Sindical (ENS) 12/26/2016 12/31/2020

Measurement, Awareness-Raising, and Policy Engagement (MAP 16) Project on Child Labor and Forced Labor

The United States supports the goal of bringing meaningful change to the lives of the 152 million child laborers and the 25 million adults and children in forced labor around the world by eradicating child labor, forced labor and human trafficking.

$22,400,000 International Labor Organization (ILO) 12/09/2016 09/30/2022

Building a Generation of Safe and Healthy Workers: SafeYouth@Work

$11,443,156 International Labor Organization (ILO) 12/31/2014 12/31/2019

Reducing Child Labor in Colombia

$10,129,000 Private Agencies Collaborating Together (PACT) Incorporated 09/30/2013 05/31/2019

Workers' Rights Centers

This technical cooperation project aims to strengthen the capacity of workers to file complaints/cases for labor law violations. The Grantee will implement, in partnership with USDOL, a project whose overarching objective is to raise awareness of and improve workers’ ability to protect and claim their labor rights in Colombia.

$1,500,000 Escuela Nacional Sindical (ENS) 12/31/2012 12/31/2015


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2018 Findings on the Worst Forms of Child Labor


Independent Impact Evaluation for the Strengthening Protections of Internationally Recognized Labor Rights in Colombia Project

This report describes in detail the final impact evaluation of the Strengthening Protections of Internationally Recognized Labor Rights in Colombia project. IMPAQ International, LLC, conducted an independent evaluation in collaboration with the project team and stakeholders and prepared the evaluation report according to the terms specified in its contract with the U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of International Labor Affairs and the DOL Chief Evaluation Office. IMPAQ would like to express sincere thanks to all the parties involved for their support and valuable contributions. 

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Standing Up for Workers: Promoting Labor Rights Through Trade


Trade and Employment Effects of the Andean Trade Preference Act


Trade and Employment Effects of the Andean Trade Preference Act


Labor Rights Report - Colombia


Laws Governing Exploitative Child Labor Report - Colombia


Trade and Employment Effects of the Andean Trade Preference Act


U.S. Employment Impact Review - U.S.-Colombia Trade Promotion Agreement


Trade and Employment Effects of the Andean Trade Preference Act