In March, the European Commission’s Directorate-General for International Cooperation and Development (DG DEVCO) organised a workshop to assess progress and share practices and challenges to eradicating child labour from cocoa production.
Youth often are a key target group among vulnerable people, in particular for governments and development programmes. As they are the adults of tomorrow, their exclusion of the social and economic life represents a huge loss of human and economical capital.
The report looks into social protection schemes and programmes as elements of integrated policies to fight child labour. It focuses strongly on the way "Social protection measures can help reduce the incidence of child labour", making clear reference to social protection floors and
Below, you will find an exerpt of a really interesting article, found on the BBC's Science and Environment news section, that directs attention to one of the real causes of child (and even adult) slavery.