Department of Labor: Bureau of International Labor Affairs: Office of Child Labor, Forced Labor, and Human Trafficking
Contact for Exploited Children: GlobalKids@dol.gov
The Bureau of International Labor Affairs (ILAB) leads the U.S. Department of Labor’s efforts to ensure that workers around the world are treatedd fairly and are able to share in the benefits of the global economy. ILAB’s mission is to use all available international channels to improve working conn ditions, raise living standards, protect workers’ ability to exercise their rights, and address the workplace exploitation of children and other vulneraa ble populations.
The Office of Child Labor, Forced Labor, and Human Trafficking (OCFT) is part of the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of International Labor Affairs (ILAB). The office was created in 1993 in response to a request from Congress to investigate and report on child labor around the world. As domestic and international concern about child labor grew, OCFT’s activities significantly expanded. Today, these activities include research on international child labor, forced labor, and human trafficking; funding and overseeing cooperative agreements and contracts to organizations engaged in efforts to eliminate exploitive child labor around the world; and assisting in the development and implementation of U.S. government policy on international child labor, forced labor, and human trafficking issues.
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