Every year on June 12th, the international community commemorates World Day Against Child Labor in order to raise awareness and focus attention on how best to eliminate the exploitation of children in the workplace. This year's theme "Ending Child Labor in Supply Chains" emphasized the fact that 168 million children are still engaged in child labor, many of whom work to produce internationally traded goods and services, or items destined for national consumption. Because child labor is most often performed at the lower level of supply chains where labor inspectors have difficulty reaching, and where trade unions and employer organizations are absent, it is incumbent on everyone, including governments, NGOs, businesses and consumers to take action to address the issue. Read more.
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Verité thanks The Freedom Fund for funding our latest report on the role of corruption in international labor recruitment. Focused on three migration corridors (Nepal to Qatar; Myanmar to Malaysia; and Myanmar to Thailand), this report explores the illegal payments that drive up the cost of migration for workers and create potential legal risks for companies in origin and destination countries as well as under extraterritorial anti-corruption statutes such as the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and the UK Bribery Act (UKBA).