The ECLT Foundation remains a committed partner in progressively and sustainably eliminating child labour. The Foundation will follow the call of the SDGs and the new ILO Strategy to collaborate with all relevant stakeholders at national and international levels to bring real change for farmers, families and children in areas where tobacco is grown.
ECLT welcomes the ILO Governing Body’s integrated strategy to address decent work deficits which firmly keeps children, farmers and families at the forefront of this complex matter.
ECLT Foundation strongly advocates that all tri-partite stakeholders continue to work for a sustainable, collaborative way forward, guaranteeing progress for children, farmers, workers, and families.
The US Department of Labor recently published a 2018 List of Goods Produced by Child Labor or Forced Labor. This document assesses progress by country and highlights the success of collaboration and context specific programmes to provide effective and sustainable solutions in the fight against child labour.
Education is a key part of getting children out of child labour, but it also reduces poverty, increases health, promotes peace and leads to more political participation. Originally published in the ITGA Courier
This year marks the 30th anniversary of one of the most accepted international conventions, the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC). Since the signing of the CRC in 1989, children and the fulfilment of their rights have come a long way. Read our article to learn more.
ECLT’s 2018 Annual Report looks back at some of the highlights in the fight against child labour over the past year. Going beyond the numbers we’re sharing the stories of some of our beneficiaries about our sustainable programmes in six countries.
Our sole purpose and mandate is to prevent and protect children from child labour wherever tobacco is grown. As a global leader working to keep children from tobacco growing communities in-school, and adolescent workers protected from hazardous child labour, we know what works. Collaboration! Collaboration with Governments, Collaboration with Unions, Collaboration with Companies, Collaboration with the ILO, and above all Collaboration with the Communities and families - who rely on us to get this right
An urgent call for collaborative, effective solutions to stop child labour - The discussions at the upcoming ILO Global Meeting can impact on children, farmers, workers, families and communities throughout Africa and around the world.