United States Department of Labour

pledges to

Contribute to the reduction of International and National Child Labour through technical assistance, research, trade policy, and enforcement

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On the pledge:

ILAB will provide $57 million during 2021 to accelerate action internationally to eliminate child labour and forced labour.
In addition, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division, U.S. Department of State’s Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons, United States Agency for International Development and the Office of the United States Trade Representative will also promote the elimination of child labor through their programs and trade tools.

On the implementation:

We will provide funding to accelerate action internationally to eliminate child labour and forced labour, continue supporting existing U.S. Department of State Child Protection Compact Partnerships (CPCs) with the Governments of the Philippines, Peru, Jamaica, and Mongolia, conduct labour inspections within the United States, and combat harmful child labour through our targeted counter-trafficking in persons’ programs.

On the impact:

Our Action Pledge will contribute to ending child labour internationally by extending social protection to families and children, by sharing good practices with the global community, by combating child trafficking, by making it more difficult for companies to employ children illegally, and by increasing awareness about labour rights and protections amongst youth of legal working age.

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