US sees progress in global fight against child labour
WASHINGTON (AFP) - The United States (US) hailed "significant advancement" in 10 countries, mostly in Latin America and Asia, in combating the worst forms of child labour, in a report published on Monday.
Three countries - Democratic Republic of Congo, Eritrea and Uzbekistan - were cited for government complicity in forced child labour.
But in a 826-page report, the Department of Labor said half of the developing countries and territories it surveyed had made at least "moderate" progress towards eradicating child labour.
Ten countries made "significant advancement", including three South-east Asian nations (Indonesia, the Philippines and Thailand) and five in Latin America (Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru).