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A Toolkit for Responsible Businesses

ILAB welcomes feedback on the Reducing Child Labor and Forced Labor toolkit. To submit feedback on this section, please e-mail ILAB.

Further Resources

  1. Human Rights Watch, [online, accessed November 29, 2011]; available from
  2. IFC. Global Compact, and International Business Leaders Forum, Guide to Human Rights Impact Assessment and Management (HRIAM). 2010; available from
  3. The International Labor Organization (ILO) has several resources for information-gathering about child labor and forced labor violations at the country level. ILO- Country Offices Information can be obtained from the ILO’s country office and from those officials who are part of the ILO’s International Programme on the Elimination of Child Labour (IPEC) and its projects.
  4. International Labour Organization, Bureau of Library and Information Services, Department of Communication and Public Information. INFORM Child Labour Statistics Database, [online, accessed November 29, 2011]; available from
    The INFORM database presents child labor statistics by country and data is compiled by or sponsored by the ILO, along with data from national statistical agencies and other sources. Includes ILO-IPEC SIMPOC data and links to the source web sites and references to the relevant print publications held in the ILO Library.
  5. International Labor Organization. NORMLEX Information System on International Labor Standards, [online, accessed November 26, 2012]; available from NORMLEX, the ILO's database of International Labor Standards and national labor and social security laws, has a table of Ratifications of the Fundamental human rights Conventions by country, including UN Conventions pertaining to child labor and forced labor.
  6. International Labour Organization, Special Action Programme to combat Forced Labour (SAP-FL). Links, [online, accessed November 29, 2011]; available from
    . SAP-FL provides links to external organizations and initiatives to combat forced labor and human trafficking.
  7. ILO-IPEC. Child Labor Statistics, [online, accessed November 30, 2011]; available from
    Statistical Information and Monitoring Programme on Child Labour (SIMPOC) is the statistical arm of ILO-IPEC, and provides data on the extent, characteristics and determinants of child labour. SIMPOC also assists countries in the collection, documentation, processing and analysis of child labour relevant data.
  8. Taylor, Mark B., Luc Zandvliet, Mitra Forouhar, “Due Diligence for Human Rights: A Risk-Based Approach.” Corporate Social Responsibility Initiative. Harvard University, Working Paper no. 53; October 2009; available from
  9. UL- STR Responsible Sourcing. Country Risk Index 2011, [online]; available from; requires subscription service.
  10. UNICEF, Multiple Indicator Cluster Surveys, [online, accessed November 30, 2011]; available from UNICEF regularly conducts Multiple Indicator Cluster Surveys (MICS); household surveys on a range of indicators of children’s well-being, including child labor. The MIC reports and datasets are available by country.
  11. U.S. Department of Labor. Enforcement Data. [online, accessed November 25, 2012]; available from
  12. U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of International Labor Affairs (ILAB). Executive Order 13126 List, Washington, DC; available from
  13. U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of International Labor Affairs (ILAB). Findings on the Worst Forms of Child Labor, Washington, DC; available from
  14. U.S. Department of Labor. Bureau of International Labor Affairs (ILAB). List of Goods Produced by Child Labor or Forced Labor. Washington, DC, 2011; available from
  15. U.S. Department of State. Country Reports on Human Rights Practices.  Washington, DC, 2010; available from
  16. U.S. Department of State, Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons. Trafficking in Persons Reports. Washington, DC, 2011; available from
  17. Verité, Fair Hiring Toolkit; available from