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[Excerpt] In its fifth year, the U.S. Department of Labor's Findings on the Worst Forms of Child Labor provides new and updated information on the incidence and nature of child labor, relevant laws and enforcement, and programs and policies in place to address exploitative child labor. The report highlights progress that has been made in the past year to combat the worst forms of child labor in 137 countries and territories receiving benefits under the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP), the Africa Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA), the Andean Trade Preference Act (ATPA)/Andean Trade Promotion and Drug Elimination Act (ATPDE), and the Caribbean Basin Trade Partnership Act (CBTPA). By highlighting progress and areas where challenges remain, we hope that this report will encourage trading partners of the United States to increase their efforts to address exploitative child labor and promote educational opportunities for all children.


U.S. Department of Labor (2006). The Department of Labor's 2005 findings on the worst forms of child labor. Washington, DC: Author.