Nearly two decades ago, big companies pledged to stop using cocoa harvested by children, but failed to take meaningful steps.
The ban on Sime Darby is another blow to an industry that has faced mounting allegations of labour and human rights abuses.
Thousands of Rohingya children who live in refugee camps in Bangladesh are forced to work in harsh conditions, sometimes even carrying heavy materials on construction sites.
Based on UN data, an annual study has measured how children’s rights are respected in 182 countries.
UNHCR said Yemen's health care system "has in effect collapsed", with the virus thought to be spreading throughout the country, and appealed for urgent funding last week.
The complaint filed on behalf of 14 families from Democratic Republic of Congo against Tesla, Apple, Alphabet Inc, Microsoft and Dell Technologies says the companies allowed forced labour that led to the death and injury of their children.
Police and child welfare officials rescued 27 child workers from the India's most popular biscuit factory, Parle Products Private Limited, following a tip-off.
A Cambodian human rights group says child labour and debt bondage are being widely practiced in the country's brick factories due to a rapid urbanisation, trapping families in a cycle of poverty.
A new study commissioned by the World Bank reckons that despite Lebanon having leagues of UN offices and NGOs the practice is on the increase. Who’s to blame?
Latest study by Save the Children finds that 1.2 billion children worldwide are at risk from conflict, poverty or sexual discrimination.
Many children in the streets of Cairo work instead of going to school. Some work as tuk tuk drivers. Shehab is one of them and here is his story.
Fears grow that recent violence could lead to armed conflict in the DRC, which is the world's largest coltan producer - a main mineral for mobile phone production.
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