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Key initiatives & reports

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Report on child slavery in artisanal mining & quarrying, by Gulnara Shahinian, UN Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of slavery, 4 Jul 2011

New website reveals extent of slavery in everyday goods
Anti-Slavery International, 18 Oct 2010
The website details products made using forced and child labour.

Responsible Cotton Network
A multistakeholder initiative working to halt the use of forced child labour in Uzbek cotton production.  Members include brands, retail associations, investors and civil society organizations.
   Background: Investor, company and NGO coalition to address forced child labour
   Maplecroft, UN Global Compact (case study)

Company response to Forced Labor in Uzbek Cotton
International Labor Rights Forum
Lists companies that have committed not to use Uzbek cotton.

International Cocoa Initiative
A multistakeholder initiative established to address the issue of illegal child labour in the cocoa supply chain.
    Cocoa industry ‘failing to address abusive child labour’ in supply chain
    Procurement Leaders, 5 Oct 2010
    Fourth Annual Report: Oversight of Public and Private Initiatives to Eliminate the Worst Forms of
    Child Labor in the Cocoa Sector in Côte  d’Ivoire and Ghana
    Payson Center for International Development at Tulane University, 30 Sep 2010

Combating forced labour: A handbook for employers and business
ILO, 2008

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19 November 2008

“Combating forced labour: A handbook for employers and business”

Author: ILO

Contents: - Booklet 1 - Introduction and Overview: - Booklet 2 - Employers' Frequently Asked Questions - Booklet 3 - Guiding Principles to Combat Forced Labour - Booklet 4 - A Checklist and Guidance for Assessing Compliance - Booklet 5 - A Guide for...

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