The Côte d’Ivoire takes stock in cocoa-growing, in the USA
An Ivorian delegation led by the Minister of Solidarity, Family , Women and Children , Anne Desirée Ouloto , also Vice President of the Interministerial Committee for actions against trafficking , exploitation and child Labor participated from March 31st to April 2nd, 2014 in Washington DC, United States of America, in the third annual meeting of the coordination Group for action against child labor in cocoa-growing. On this occasion, Mrs. Anne Ouloto went along with Mrs. Sylvie Patricia Yao, Executive Secretary of the National Oversight Committee for actions against trafficking, exploitation and child labor, Mrs. Massandjé List Touré, Director General of the Coffee-Cocoa Council and many other personalities. Besides the Ivorian delegation, the meeting was attended by a Ghanaian delegation from. The objective of that meeting for the Ivorian delegation was to present the efforts made in 2013 by the Ivorian government in the remediation process of child labor in cocoa production.
Coordinated by the U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL) , the meeting planned as a technical meeting has to take stock of actions carried out during 2013 in the fight against trafficking and the worst forms of child labor children in cocoa production and, to identify the main challenges for achieving the 70% reduction goal of child labor in Côte d'Ivoire and Ghana by 2020.