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Fairtrade’s work to eliminate child labour

16 December 2011

Fairtrade prohibits child labour as defined by the International Labour Organization (ILO) minimum age and the worst forms of child labour conventions. No person or product certification system can, however, provide a 100%...

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Harkin-Engel Cocoa Protocol – 10th Anniversary

26 September 2011

Monday, 19 September 2011 marked the ten-year anniversary of the signing of the Harkin-Engel Protocol, an agreement by the largest chocolate companies to eliminate unacceptable child labour practices in the growing and...

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Co-op speaks on best interests of the child at global conference

25 August 2011

Young lawyers at a global conference in Amsterdam will learn firsthand about best practices for protecting children from exploitative labour from a Fairtrade cooperative, Kuapa Kokoo Farmers' Union of Ghana. Emmanuel K....

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June 12 – Day to Eradicate Child Labour Partnership Statement

11 June 2011

Fairtrade International and Plan International with Plan Canada work together to strengthen protection against harm for children identified in hazardous labour. To mark World Day Against Child Labour and this year’s focus on...

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