A Learn-at-Lunch workshop to discuss research findings and policy options to tackle child labour, forced labour and human trafficking in global supply chains was held on 26th November at the Palais des Nations.
The workshop focused on the newly released report, Ending child labour, forced labour and human trafficking in global supply chains, which provides the first ever estimates of child labour and human trafficking in global supply chains and outlines several key areas in which governments and businesses can take action.
The report was produced through a collaboration between Alliance 8.7 Partners the International Labour Organization (ILO), Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), International Organization for Migration (IOM), and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF).
The workshop convened representatives from governments, workers’ and employer’s organizations, civil society, and UN agencies and aimed to:
- Present key findings from the report;
- Contribute to a deeper understanding on the role of different stakeholders, opportunities and emerging challenges in the fight against child labour, forced labour, human trafficking in global supply chains; and
- Discuss how to promote effective policies as well as international and regional cooperation to tackle child labour, forced labour and human trafficking in global supply chains in order to achieve the Target 8.7 of SDGs.
The workshop took place on Tuesday 26 November, 2019, from 13:15 – 14:30, at the Palais des Nations, Geneva, room XII.