Child labour: European Commission invests in a new action to target agriculture value chains

May 23, 2022
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The European Commission will invest €10 million in a new action that mainly targets agriculture value chains, where child labour is prevalent and exports to the EU significant. European Commissioner for International Partnerships Jutta Urpilainen announced it at the 5th Global Conference on the Elimination of Child Labour.

The new action, backed by the EU in cooperation with key organisations, targets especially agriculture value chains because child labour is widespread and some tasks are extremely hazardous for children. The action will help share knowledge and data, and implement projects with different partners on the ground to fight child labour.

Moreover, this new action will help support the implementation of the new proposed EU legislation on Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence requiring EU companies to assess risks, identify and end child labour, or other practices threatening workers and the environment, in order to access EU markets.

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Countries covered:

  • Algeria
  • Egypt
  • Israel
  • Jordan
  • Lebanon
  • Libya
  • Morocco
  • Palestine *
  • Syria *
  • Tunisia