WILLS POINT, TX – Gospel for Asia (GFA) Special Report on forced child labor today: Millions of Children Trapped between Extreme Poverty and the Profits of Others
New Developments to End Child Labor
Supply Chain Enforcement
If this special report accomplishes nothing else, even though it is just the tip of the proverbial iceberg, it should make readers aware that every effort to eradicate child labor has failed. That is substantially the reason for the title being “Child Labor: Not Gone but Forgotten.”
Despite consistent failures, new proposals continue to be set forth. The two most recent propose supply chain management solutions.
A number of countries that are major importers, including the United States, have launched campaigns that place the onus on prohibiting the importation of products that have been produced using child labor and all forms of forced labor or debt bondage. The U.S. program is operated under the auspices of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Forced Labor Program.
The results of the program thus far indicate that in FY 2017, ICE:
- Spent $12,682,597 investigating cases of international forced child labor.
- Spent $16,660,000 investigating cases of domestic forced child labor.
- Made 150 domestic and 66 international arrests related to forced child labor.
- Obtained 120 domestic and two international indictments related to child labor…
Source: Gospel for Asia Special Report, Child Labour: Not Gone, but Forgotten
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