Human Rights Council


Wiktor Figiel

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Country: Swiss Confederation

AMSTERDAM MODEL UNITED NATIONS Committee: Human Rights Council Topic: 1: Ending Slavery and Child Labor in the Chocolate Trade. Topic 2: Tackling the marginalization and social exclusion of people with albinism… Akademeia High School

Child labor is mentally, physically, socially or morally dangerous and harmful to children; and interferes with their schooling by depriving them of the opportunity to attend school; by obliging them to leave school prematurely; or by requiring them to attempt to combine school attendance with excessively long and heavy work. 2.3 million children work in the cocoa fields of Ghana and Côte d'Ivoire. These children are vulnerable to brutal labor practices, including trafficking and slavery. Candy companies--including but not limited to Nestlé, Hershey's have admitted accountability and promised to remedy this situation. Sadly, 14 years has passed since this agreement and little has changed.The candy industry is...