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Annual Report 2012

On the occasion of World Day against Child Labour on 12 June 2013, the International Cocoa Initiative launched its 2012 Annual Report, which highlights progress made in the fight against child labour in cocoa-growing communities in Côte d'Ivoire and Ghana over the past year.

The report shows that, through awareness-raising, mobilisation and community action, ICI was able to support and promote different activities at the community and regional levels. In 2012, ICI’s activities in Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana reached more than 800'000 people in 331 cocoa-growing communities. Read more in our news release.

Previous Annual / Activity Reports

2011 Annual Report
2010 Activity Report
2009 Activity Report
2008 Activity Report


The ICI Newsletter provides you with information on latest programme activities and events.

Download the latest Newsletter:

HTML version: Issue 22, August-December 2013

PDF version: Issue 22, August-December 2013


Download previous issues:

Issue 21, April-July 2013
Issue 20, January-March 2013
Issue 19, September-December 2012
Issue 18, May-August 2012
Issue 17, January-April 2012

Stakeholder Meeting Reports

On 18 November 2013, ICI convened more than 125 stakeholders from producing nations, civil society, the cocoa industry, development actors, cocoa farmers and the media, for its 3rd Stakeholder Meeting, held in Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire. The event, entitled "Exploring Shared Responsibility for Tackling Child Labour in Cocoa" was chaired and presided over by Madame Dominique Ouattara, the First Lady of Cote d'Ivoire, and President of the National Oversight Committee for actions against Child Labor, Exploitation and Trafficking (CNS). Read more about this event.

On 20 June 2013, ICI hosted its 2nd Stakeholder Meeting in Geneva, to consider the likely future of child labour in the cocoa sector, and the roles and responsibilities of different actors that would need to be accentuated for real progress to be accelerated. Read a detailed summary of this event here.

On 1 November 2012, ICI convened an External Stakeholders Meeting in Geneva, bringing together interested partners and actors from various parts of the cocoa sector to focus on the challenge of tackling child labour in cocoa production. Read the summary of the discussions held during the ICI Stakeholder Meeting (pdf, 325 Kb).

2008 Conference Report

ICI organised a Conference from 1st to 3rd April 2008 at the London School of Economics on "Sharing Lessons learned and developing ways forward". You can download the Conference recommendations and the Conference Report .