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Equal Exchange Launches 5th Annual Reverse Trick-or-Treat Halloween Drive to End Forced Child Labor in Cocoa Countries

2011 marks 10 years after Harkin-Engel Protocol called for end to the worst forms of child labor in cocoa-producing countries
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It has now been 10 years since the cocoa/chocolate industry signed the Harkin-Engel Protocol obliging them to root out forced child labor in their supply chains. The Protocol was championed by U.S. Senator Tom Harkin (Iowa) and Rep. Eliot Engel (NY) in the wake of a global scandal when reporters uncovered the practice of children being trafficked and forced to work against their will on cocoa farms in West Africa. When after five years there was no discernable progress Equal Exchange, in collaboration with human rights and advocacy groups like Global Exchange and the International Labor Rights Forum, launched the first Reverse Trick-or-Treating campaign. On Halloween 2006 thousands of children nationwide delivered informational cards and Fair Trade chocolates to over 100,000 households to raise awareness of the issue and of Fair Trade as a tool to help end forced child labor. Unfortunately the industry has still done far too little to tackle child labor, or the endemic poverty of cocoa farmers, so the Reverse Trick-or-Treating campaign is returning for the 5th year.

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It has now been 10 years since the cocoa/chocolate industry signed the Harkin-Engel Protocol obliging them to root out forced child labor in their supply chains. The Protocol was championed by U.S. Senator Tom Harkin (Iowa) and Rep. Eliot Engel (NY) in the wake of a global scandal when reporters uncovered the practice of children being trafficked and forced to work against their will on cocoa farms in West Africa. When after five years there was no discernable progress Equal Exchange, in collaboration with human rights and advocacy groups like Global Exchange and the International Labor Rights Forum, launched the first Reverse Trick-or-Treating campaign. On Halloween 2006 thousands of children nationwide delivered informational cards and Fair Trade chocolates to over 100,000 households to raise awareness of the issue and of Fair Trade as a tool to help end forced child labor. Unfortunately the industry has still done far too little to tackle child labor, or the endemic poverty of cocoa farmers, so the Reverse Trick-or-Treating campaign is returning for the 5th year.

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The UN Foundation Unveiled Shot @ Life Campaign

The campaign aims to decrease vaccine-preventable deaths and give children a shot at a healthy life.
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(3BL Media / theCSRfeed)  Washington, DC - September 19, 2011 -  The United Nations Foundation today revealed Shot@Life, a new campaign to expand access to life-saving vaccines for children in developing countries. A national grassroots movement, Shot@Life will educate, connect and empower Americans to champion vaccines as one of the most cost-effective ways to save children’s lives around the world. 

CSR Minute: Schwab Foundation Names Kaboom CEO as a Social Entrepreneur of the Year; Audi and Best Buddies Team Up for 5th Audi-Best Buddies Challenge

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The CSR Minute is your daily video digest of the most relevant Corporate Social Responsible news of the day. Our team of 3BL Media correspondents tracks the global world of corporate social responsibility to bring you coverage of the most important announcements, initiatives, issues, trends, ideas, and breaking news.

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The CSR Minute is your daily video digest of the most relevant Corporate Social Responsible news of the day. Our team of 3BL Media correspondents tracks the global world of corporate social responsibility to bring you coverage of the most important announcements, initiatives, issues, trends, ideas, and breaking news.

Horn of Africa Relief

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Earlier this month, UPS delivered an entire aircraft full of urgently needed food aid to Africa. The charter was the result of a request by the World Food Programme, one of UPS’s key partners in disaster relief, which has mobilized to assist victims of a famine in the Horn of Africa.

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UPS to Ship 100+ Metric Tons of Food and Supplies to Aid Famine Relief in The Horn of Africa

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UPS flexes its logistics muscle to assist UNICEF and WFP(World Food Programme) with supplies shipments to famine ravaged East Africa.

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UPS flexes its logistics muscle to assist UNICEF and WFP(World Food Programme) with supplies shipments to famine ravaged East Africa.

Children’s Rights and Business Principles Initiative Wraps Consultation Period

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(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) New York - 2 August 2011 - A three-month consultation period has concluded for the Children’s Rights and Business Principles (CRBP) Initiative. More than 600 business leaders, civil society representatives and children participated in face-to-face or online consultations to comment on a set of draft principles which will set standards for child-friendly businesses everywhere.    

CSR Minute: Scholastic Launches Global Literacy Networking Site; iStockphoto Uses Benevity Software for Japanese Disaster Relief

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The CSR Minute is your daily video digest of the most relevant Corporate Social Responsible news of the day. Our team of 3BL Media correspondents tracks the global world of corporate social responsibility to bring you coverage of the most important announcements, initiatives, issues, trends, ideas, and breaking news.

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The CSR Minute is your daily video digest of the most relevant Corporate Social Responsible news of the day. Our team of 3BL Media correspondents tracks the global world of corporate social responsibility to bring you coverage of the most important announcements, initiatives, issues, trends, ideas, and breaking news.

Leonardo Academy Facilitates Clean Diesel Projects for Wisconsin School Bus Fleets

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(3BLMedia/theCSRfeed) Madison, Wisconsin - February 15, 2011 - Every day tens of thousands of school children across Wisconsin ride on school buses that utilize diesel fuel, exposing them to hazardous pollutants and increasing their potential to suffer from adverse health effects.

CSR Minute: Sodexo Launches "Meatless Mondays; Jewelry Professionals Attend CSR Seminar by World Jewellery Confederation Education Foundation

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The CSR Minute is your daily video digest of the most relevant Corporate Social Responsible news of the day. Our team of 3BL Media correspondents tracks the global world of corporate social responsibility to bring you coverage of the most important announcements, initiatives, issues, trends, ideas, and breaking news.

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The CSR Minute is your daily video digest of the most relevant Corporate Social Responsible news of the day. Our team of 3BL Media correspondents tracks the global world of corporate social responsibility to bring you coverage of the most important announcements, initiatives, issues, trends, ideas, and breaking news.

CSR Minute: Mars Wins ACE Award for Corporate Excellence, Pledges to Use Sustainable Cocoa; Network for Business Sustainability Reports on Top Ten CSR Findings

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The CSR Minute is your daily video digest of the most relevant Corporate Social Responsible news of the day. Our team of 3BL Media correspondents tracks the global world of corporate social responsibility to bring you coverage of the most important announcements, initiatives, issues, trends, ideas, and breaking news.

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The CSR Minute is your daily video digest of the most relevant Corporate Social Responsible news of the day. Our team of 3BL Media correspondents tracks the global world of corporate social responsibility to bring you coverage of the most important announcements, initiatives, issues, trends, ideas, and breaking news.

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