The Elimination of Child Labour in Tobacco Growing (ECLT) Foundation is dedicated to the eventual elimination of child labour from the tobacco supply chain. ECLT is a multi-stakeholder partnership, created in 2001 by major companies associated with tobacco, key labour unions and associations of growers. The International Labour Organization serves as an advisor. ECLT is based in Geneva and is currently active in Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia, as well as in Kyrgyzstan and in the Philippines.
ECLT works in countries where significant levels of child labour are used in tobacco-growing and harvesting. The Foundation collaborates in these countries with national and sub-national partners – with government, NGOs and with organizations from the private sector – on developmental projects designed to reduce/eliminate child labour. Usually, these projects are implemented in limited geographical areas and are for a period of three years.
For further information, please consult: www.eclt.org (NEW website under construction)