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International Labour Organization to Consider Severing Ties with the Tobacco Industry

Responding to Mounting Pressure, UN Agency Forced to Address Conflict of Interest Washington, D.C.—March 14, 2017 – On Wednesday, March 15th, the International Labour Organization (ILO) will vote on whether to cut ties with Big Tobacco. The decision, which will be closely monitored by public health and human rights leaders around the globe, could remove… Read the full article >

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Pepsico, Philip Morris Face Human Rights Resolutions

The resolution urges companies to agree to participate in mediation of any alleged human rights violations if requested by certain governmental agencies identified by the OECD. It calls for the companies to mediate disputes involving, among other things, freedom of association and collective bargaining, the elimination of forced or compulsory labor, child labor and discrimination.… Read the full article >

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Tobacco’s Hidden Children

Hazardous Child Labor in United States Tobacco Farming The Human Rights Watch’s 138-page report documents conditions for children working on tobacco farms in four states where 90 % of US tobacco is grown: North Carolina, Kentucky, Tennessee, and Virginia. Children reported vomiting, nausea, headaches, and dizziness while working on tobacco farms, all symptoms consistent with… Read the full article >

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