We support the principles of the UN Global Compact to fight child labour and promote business engagement in human rights. Read our first Communication on Engagement here.

UN Global Compact

camille, April 11, 2017 We support the principles of the UN Global Compact to fight child labour and promote business engagement in human rights. Read our first Communication on Engagement here.

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The ECLT Foundation 7-year Strategic Plan

The ECLT Foundation 7-year Strategic Plan

Jackie Lalley, May 25, 2016 New ECLT Foundation 7-year Strategic Plan: Building Synergies for a Significant Reduction in Child Labour by 2022. Read More

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ECLT Foundation 2015 Annual Report

ECLT Foundation 2015 Annual Report

Jackie Lalley, July 26, 2016 Download the annual report and learn about the critical gains made in 2015. Read More

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2015 ECLT Pledge Slider

2015 ECLT Pledge Slider

Nicholas McCoy, December 10, 2014 Celebrating 2 years! December 10th, 2016 marks the 2nd anniversary of the ECLT Pledge of Commitment and Minimum Requirements on combatting child labour. Learn more on progress made.

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Latest News

  • ECLT Foundation Launches Its First UN Global Compact Communication on Engagement

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  • Assessing Our Impact: External Final Evaluations of Our Projects in Malawi and Tanzania

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  • New Resources on Child Labour & Youth Employment

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  • Latest Blog Posts
  • Swiss Global Compact Dialogue on Responsible Business

    Swiss Global Compact Dialogue on Responsible Business

    Jean-Baptiste Delaugerre, February 10, 2017 BERN, Switzerland – A member of the UN Global Compact (UNGC) since June 2015, the ECLT Foundation attended the UNGC event held by the Global ...

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    Community Activists:  Improving themselves and their communities

    Community Activists: Improving themselves and their communities

    Laura Collier, December 22, 2016 Community Activists in the PROSPER Plus project are bettering their communities and making the most of opportunities for themselves.  They provide a crucial link between ...

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    HE Ambassador Salama of Malawi opens the side event on child labour

    Leadership and Leverage -- 5th UN Forum on Business & Human Rights

    Laura Collier, December 17, 2016 The UN Forum is the world’s largest event on business and human rights.  The 5th annual forum, held in Geneva from 14-16 November, brought together ...

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    Collaboration to build capacities against child labour

    Collaboration to build capacities against child labour

    ECLTAdmin, December 1, 2016 In an increasingly globalised world, collaboration is taking a lead role in efforts, like the Sustainable Development Agenda, aiming to tackle worldwide issues. From our ...

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    Focused interventions for greater occupational safety and health impact

    Focused interventions for greater occupational safety and health impact

    ECLTAdmin, October 25, 2016 In the midst of an international youth employment crisis and given the need for strong national frameworks for sustainable advances against child labour, the ECLT ...

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    Alliance 8.7 – Global efforts for coordination against child labour

    Alliance 8.7 - Global efforts for coordination against child labour

    Laura Collier, October 21, 2016 According to the most recent statistics from the ILO, there are still 168 million child labourers worldwide. More than half of these are working in ...

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    Getting back to school through football!

    Getting back to school through football!

    Laura Collier, September 30, 2016 Since last spring, more than 100 teens and their families have gathered on Sundays in San Jose de la Maquina, Guatemala for community football games.  ...

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    Solar Lamps Give Students an Extra Boost at Home in Uganda

    Solar Lamps Give Students an Extra Boost at Home in Uganda

    Laura Collier, August 31, 2016 255 children in districts where the REALISE Project is working in Uganda no longer have an excuse not to do their homework – and they’re ...

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    ECLT’s new projects in 2016: Malawi, Tanzania and Indonesia

    ECLT’s new projects in 2016: Malawi, Tanzania and Indonesia

    Laura Collier, July 29, 2016 Two ECLT Foundation’s new 2016-2017 project efforts aim to reach almost 10,000 farmers and children over the next two years in Malawi with the CLEAR ...

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  • Understanding Child Labour
  • ECLT Foundation Programmes
  • Zambia

    Zambia

    camille, July 24, 2013 In Zambia, according to a 2009 report, almost 1.3 million 5-14 year-olds were engaged in child labour—that’s 41% of all the children in this age range. Our projects raised awareness, ...

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    Guatemala

    Guatemala

    Nicholas McCoy, April 18, 2014 According to a 2011 National Survey of Guatemala’s Living Conditions, over 600,000 children ages 7 to 17 are engaged in child labour. Two out of three of them are in ...

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    Kyrgyzstan

    Kyrgyzstan

    camille, July 23, 2013 In Kyrgyzstan, one out of five children are involved in child labour. Our projects help families address this with micro-credits, vocational training, awareness, and community action. Read about 14-year-old Batma ...

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    Mozambique

    Mozambique

    camille, July 24, 2013 In Mozambique, one in five children ages 5 to 11 are engaged in child labour. Some of these children work long hours despite anti-child labour laws. Our projects are finding ...

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    Tanzania

    Tanzania

    camille, July 24, 2013 In Tanzania, 70.4% of children ages 5 to17 are engaged in economic activities—some working in remote rural areas in hazardous conditions. Our projects employ several awareness-raising strategies; including helping community ...

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    Malawi

    Malawi

    camille, July 24, 2013 In Malawi, over 1.4 million children are economically active—and 95% of them work in the agriculture sector‎. Our projects are tackling child labour on multiple fronts—including renovating schools and providing ...

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    Philippines

    Philippines

    camille, July 24, 2013 Tobacco is grown in many areas of the Philippines. Our project set out to raise awareness on child labour—through the media, giving communities recording equipment, and local meetings. Communities began ...

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    Uganda

    Uganda

    camille, July 24, 2013 In Uganda, 2 million children in child labour were engaged in hazardous work—25% of the children in child labour. To make a brighter future, one of our projects provided a ...

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