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International alliance joins forces to address child labour abuse in the West African cocoa sector

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Article
1 December 2001

International alliance joins forces to address child labour abuse in the West African cocoa sector

Author: National Confectioners Association/Chocolate Manufacturers Association

The global cocoa and chocolate industry today joined a diverse group of partners to sign a joint statement re-affirming the urgent need to end the worst forms of child labour and forced labour in cocoa cultivation and processing in West Africa. The joint statement was signed by representatives of non-governmental organisations, anti-slavery and human rights experts, consumer groups and labour representatives.

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Article
30 November 2001

Text of the joint statement

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