$5M Grant to Reduce Child Labor in Burma Awarded by US Labor Department

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of International Labor Affairs today announced the award of a $5 million cooperative agreement to the International Labour Organization to implement a project to reduce child labor in Burma and support the Government of Burma’s efforts to comply with international standards.

The project will: Support research and collection of data on the extent and nature of child labor in Burma, build the capacity of national and local organizations to carry out efforts to reduce child labor, implement pilot programs to remove or prevent children from involvement in exploitative labor and raise awareness about child labor in the country. “This project will develop effective strategies for reducing child labor in Burma,” said Deputy Undersecretary of Labor for International Affairs Carol Pier. “It will expand understanding of the extent and nature of the problem and help stakeholders in the country increase efforts to protect children.”   Read More