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U.S. Department of Labor Will Award $8 Million in Grants To Increase Tracing of Goods Made by Child Labor

WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of International Labor Affairs (ILAB) today announced its intent to award up to $8 million in grant funding for up to two technical assistance projects to improve downstream tracing of goods made by child labor or forced labor. The grant will support the recipient’s development of tested supply-chain methodologies, piloted tools for supply-chain tracing, and disseminating supply-chain tracing tools and methodologies to stakeholders.

Learn more about the funding opportunity. For information about the Department’s work on these issues, visit http://www.dol.gov/agencies/ilab.

ILAB’s mission is to promote a fair global playing field for workers in the U.S. and around the world by enforcing trade commitments, strengthening labor standards, and combating international child labor, forced labor, and human trafficking.

The mission of the Department of Labor is to foster, promote and develop the welfare of the wage earners, job seekers and retirees of the United States; improve working conditions; advance opportunities for profitable employment; and assure work-related benefits and rights.

Agency
Bureau of International Labor Affairs
Date
July 30, 2020
Release Number
20-1458-NAT
Contact: Eric Holland
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