International Cocoa Initiative
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Author: International Cocoa Initiative
The [International Cocoa Initiative] is a unique partnership of concerned companies, labour unions and NGOs, and works to help sensitise communities on issues of child labour, hazardous work practices and international laws, through local NGO partners. We also stimulate them to share their concerns and help them develop their own plans to address issues such as poor education provision and better cocoa farming. The objective is to support the changes in practices that will overtime eliminate child labour in the sector.
[PDF] Oversight of public and private initiatives to eliminate the worst forms of child labor in the cocoa sector in Côte d'Ivoire and Ghana
Author: Payson Center for International Development and Technology Transfer, Tulane University
Without question the Harkin-Engel Protocol has been a catalyst for action - and to a degree, Industry is working towards fulfilling the Protocol's terms...However, Industry is still far from achieving its target to have "a sector-wide independently verified certification process fully in place across each country's cocoa-growing sector by the end of 2010".