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Forced and Child Labor Has Become Less Problematic in Uzbek Cotton Fields, ILO Says

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The use of child or forced labor in Uzbekistan cotton fields has dramatically improved from what it was a decade ago, when widespread instances forced Western brands to ban cotton from the country. According to a new International Labor Organization (ILO) report, more than 94 percent of workers in the 2019 cotton harvest in Uzbekistan…

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