Fight Against Child Labor
No break. The diplomatic offensive continues for the President of the National Oversight Committee for actions against child labor (CNS), Mrs. Dominique Ouattara. On Tuesday, June 23rd, she received in audience at her residence in Washington, the management team of the World Cocoa Foundation (World Cocoa Foundation) led by its CEO, Bill Guyton. This international organization, most of whose members are cocoa industry managers, made the overview of the issue of the fight against child labor in Côte d'Ivoire.
In 2012, the Cocoa Foundation had awarded a price to the First Lady for her outstanding actions in the fight against child labor in cocoa production. After the World Cocoa Foundation, it was the turn of the Assistant Deputy Associate Secretary for International Affairs, Ministry of Labor, Eric Biel, to be received in audience. These personalities reviewed the endeavors of Côte d'Ivoire in the fight against child labor. Once again, Eric Biel reiterated the congratulations of the American State Department to the President of the CNS.
"It's a real pleasure to meet the First Lady. We retain of her, her commitment and expertise in the fight against child labor (…) Both retired Senators Harking and Hegel are pleased that Mrs. Dominique Ouattara continues the fight, "said Eric Biel. The last hearing of the day was given to Ambassador Kurt Flight, Executive Director of McCain Institute. At the heart of discussions, the fight against human trafficking. He has been informed on the legislative framework and the National Action Plan being developed that will from now on take into account trafficking and the fight against child labor.