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8 companies in chocolate & cocoa industry to donate $2 million to combat child labour in Ghana & Côte d’Ivoire

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12 September 2011

ILO and chocolate and cocoa industry forge new partnership to combat child labour in West Africa

Author: International Labour Organization

Eight companies in the chocolate and cocoa industry – ADM, Barry Callebaut, Cargill, Ferrero, The Hershey Company, Kraft Foods, Mars...and Nestlé – have pledged US $2 million to a new Public-Private Partnership (PPP) with the International Labour Office (ILO) to combat child labour in cocoa growing communities in Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire...The US $2 million contribution will support IPEC’s [International Programme on the Elimination of Child Labour] work during the next four years in three key areas: strengthening the capacity of governments, social partners and cocoa farmers to combat the worst forms of child labour in cocoa growing communities; supporting the development and extension of community-based child labour monitoring systems; and enhancing the coordination role of tripartite national child labour steering committees to those ends.

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Author: Organisation internationale du Travail

Huit sociétés du secteur du cacao et du chocolat – ADM, Barry Callebaut, Cargill, Ferrero, The Hershey Company, Kraft Foods, Mars Incorporated et Nestlé – se sont engagées à consacrer deux millions de dollars à un nouveau partenariat public-privé (PPP) avec le Bureau international du Travail (BIT) pour combattre le travail des enfants dans les communautés qui cultivent le cacao au Ghana et en Côte d’Ivoire...Cette contribution de deux millions de dollars va financer l’action de l’IPEC [Programme international du BIT pour l’élimination du travail des enfants] au cours des quatre prochaines années dans trois domaines fondamentaux: le renforcement des capacités des gouvernements, des partenaires sociaux et des planteurs de cacao à lutter contre les pires formes de travail des enfants...; l’appui...[aux] systèmes locaux de vigilance...; et l’amélioration du rôle de coordination des comités consultatifs tripartites sur le travail des enfants...

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