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Uzbek Cotton Now ‘Free’ of Child and Forced Labor, ILO Says

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In a rare bright spot for a supply chain plagued by human-rights abuses, cotton in Uzbekistan, once synonymous with modern-day slavery, is now “free” of child and forced labor, the United Nations’ labor agency said Tuesday. Writing ahead of its forthcoming report, the International Labour Organization said that roughly 2 million children and half a…

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