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Senator Harkins Meets with Stakeholders to strive to Eliminate the Worst Forms of Child Labor.

October 26, 2011

A Group photograph with Senator Harkin.

Senator Harkin arrived in Ghana for the second time to attend the Child Labor Cocoa Coordinating Group meetings and visit sites where programs are being implemented as part of the Harkin-Engel Protocol and to get a firsthand look at the Ghana Child Labor Monitoring System.  He noted that, “No country ever advances on the backs of child labor,” emphasizing the importance of children attending school and experiencing childhood. Ambassador Teitelbaum and U.S. Ambassador to the Cote d’Ivoire Phillip Carter engaged with attendees on these important efforts which strive to reach 900,000 children in Ghana and the Cote d’Ivoire by 2020.  Sites visited included Atwereboana and Suhum.