HARKIN ENGEL PROTOCOL PDF

Tom Harkin Rep. Eliot Engel In late a BBC documentary reported the use of enslaved children in the production of cocoa —the main ingredient in chocolate [2] — in West Africa. This amendment was to give the U. The parties agreed to a six-article plan: Public statement of the need for and terms of an action plan—The cocoa industry acknowledged the problem of forced child labor and will commit "significant resources" to address the problem. Formation of multi-sectoral advisory groups—By 1 October , an advisory group will be formed to research labor practices.

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The Harkin-Engel Protocol What is it? Tom Harkin D-IA became involved and essentially the amendment was watered down to create the "Protocol for the growing and processing of cocoa beans and their derivative products in a manner that complies with ILO Convention concerning the prohibition and immediate action for the elimination of the worst forms of child labor" and adult forced labor on cocoa farms in West Africa.

The parties agreed to a six-article plan: Public statement of the need for and terms of an action plan—The cocoa industry acknowledged the problem of forced child labor and will commit "significant resources" to address the problem. Formation of multi-sectoral advisory groups—By 1 October , an advisory group will be formed to research labor practices.

By 1 December , industry will form an advisory group and formulate appropriate remedies to address the worst forms of child labor. Signed joint statement on child labor to be witnessed at the ILO—By 1 December , a statement must be made recognizing the need to end the worst forms of child labor and identify developmental alternatives for the children removed from labor.

Memorandum of cooperation—By 1 May , Establish a joint action program of research, information exchange, and action to enforce standards to eliminate the worst forms of child labor.

Establish a monitor and compliance with the standards. Establish a joint foundation—By 1 July , industry will form a foundation to oversee efforts to eliminate the worst forms of child labor. It will perform field projects and be a clearinghouse on best practices.

Building toward credible standards—By 1 July , the industry will develop and implement industry-wide standards of public certification that cocoa has been grown without any of the worst forms of child labor.

They were contracted to provide 4 reports on the progress made. The one that is important is the 4th and final report.

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