Social, Humanitarian, and Cultural Committee
Côte d’Ivoire


Rémi Poirot

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1) International Labour standards

In the past decades, Ivory Coast has tried to make efforts in the field of labour standards. The country has indeed ratified some international fundamental conventions such as the 29th about forced labour, the 100th about gender equality in terms of remuneration or the 182th about the prohibition of child labour and other ones.

However, though Ivory Coast has taken major measures to annihilate any violation of these conventions such as the National Action Plan Against Trafficking, Exploitation and Child Labour (NAP) or Système d'Observation et de Suivi du Travail des Enfants en Côte d'Ivoire (SOSTECI) adopted in 2014, the country remains the place where the worst forms of forced labour and child work are practiced even if Ivory Coast has signed international conventions. These forms of labour can particularly be observed in cocoa farms, as this product represents one of the most important sectors in Ivorian economy. Actually, the country produces 70% of the world's cocoa. There is a widespread in Ivory Coast of child labour and slavery still exists at some places. The children who work i...