EU Approves Textiles Trade Agreement with Uzbekistan; Activists Protest

Posted on February 27, 2011 by | No Comments

The European Union is facing accusations of tacitly supporting child labor after the European Council, the EU’s main decision-making body, approved a trade agreement with Uzbekistan on textiles, the InterPress Service (IPS) reported. Soon after Uzbek President Islam Karimov visited Brussels in January, the European Council approved a protocol granting various tariff and customs privileges [...]

UNICEF Official Describes “Limited Success” in Curbing Child Labor in Uzbekistan

Posted on February 7, 2011 by | No Comments

A recent panel discussion at the Open Society Institute highlighted the ongoing problem of forced child labor in Uzbekistan and the efforts of non-governmental groups to enlist governments and international institutions in the cause of persuading Uzbekistan to end the practice. (EurasiaNet is funded by the Open Society Foundations under the auspices of its Central [...]