19th Salon du Chocolat in Paris:
After the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between the Government of Côte d'Ivoire and Tulane University in Washington DC for a survey on child labor in cocoa, the National Oversight Committee (CNS) took part, from October 30th to November 3rd, 2013 at la Porte de Versailles, in the 19th edition of the chocolat de Paris. A rendezvous that this committee headed by Mrs. Dominique Ouattara could not miss to campaign around the "efforts of Côte d'Ivoire in the fight against the worst forms of child labor in cocoa production "to educate 250 exhibitors and professionals from around the world.
Long pointed out as a country using children as child labor in the cocoa plantations, President Alassane Ouattara, after his accession to power, decided to take the bull by the horns.
Thus, since 2011 , the First Lady of Côte d'Ivoire has tackled head-on this issue through the National Oversight Committee for actions against Exploitation, Trafficking and Child Labor (CNS). The objective of this institution is to address the issue of child labor while restore the reputation of Côte d'Ivoire.
It is at one of the entertainment areas of the exhibition dedicated to conferences, places of attraction of chocolate experts that Mr. Nguettia Martin, Executive Secretary of the CIM (The Inter-ministerial Committee for the fight against trafficking, exploitation and child labor) and Mr. Amani Konan, National Consultant at the Office of the First Lady presented the situation of children, the new institutional framework and the 2012-2014 National Action Plan implemented by Côte d'Ivoire to fight against this phenomenon.