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Tuesday, November 26 • 13:15 - 14:30
Ending child labour, forced labour and human trafficking in global supply chains: New evidence and policy options

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External session jointly organized by ILO, OECD, UNICEF and IOM

Short description the session
The Alliance 8.7 organizes a Learn-at-Lunch presentation to discuss research findings and discuss policy options to tackle child labour, forced labour and human trafficking in global supply chains. The presentation will focus on the newly released report, Ending child labour, forced labour and human trafficking in global supply chains, which provides the first attempt by international organizations to measure the dimension of these situations. The report also informs about opportunities to accelerate action for public and business policies and practices.

The report was produced by the Alliance 8.7, through a collaboration among the International Labour Organization (ILO), the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), the International Organization for Migration (IOM), and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF). The presentation will convene representatives from governments, workers’ and employer’s organizations, civil society, and UN agencies

Session objectives
The main objectives of the event are as follows:
  • Present key findings from the report;
  • Contribute to a deeper understanding on the role of different stakeholders;
  • Highlight 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 achieve the SDG Target 8.7.

Background to the discussion
By adopting the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the international community has committed to end child labour by 2025 and forced labour and human trafficking by 2030. According to the latest global estimates, 152 million children are in child labour and 25 million adults and children are in forced labour, including in global supply chains.

Global supply chains have the potential to generate growth, employment skills development and technological transfer. Nevertheless, decent work deficits and human rights violations, including child labour, forced labour and human trafficking, have been linked to global supply chains.

Against this background and in response to the Ministerial Declaration of the July 2017 meeting of the Group of Twenty (G20) Labour and Employment Ministers, ILO, OECD, IOM and UNICEF have joined data and expertise in a Research Consortium under the Alliance 8.7 to understand more on child labour, forced labour and human trafficking in global supply chains.


Refreshments will be provided before the session

Moderators
avatar for Anousheh Karvar

Anousheh Karvar

French Government Representative to the ILO / chair of the Alliance 8.7, International Labour Organization (ILO)
I am currently the French Government representative to the International Labour Organisation Governing Body and the French Labour and Employment Task Officer to G7-G20. Since July 2019, I chair the Alliance 8.7, a Global Partnership to end forced labour, modern slavery, human trafficking... Read More →

Speakers
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Mathieu Luciano

Head of the Assistance to Vulnerable Migrants Unit, International Organization for Migration (IOM)
Mathieu Luciano is the Head of the Assistance to Vulnerable Migrants Unit at the headquarters of the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in Geneva. Within IOM’s Migrant Protection and Assistance Division, he is in charge of IOM’s anti-trafficking programming, as well... Read More →
avatar for Andrew Mawson

Andrew Mawson

Chief of the Child Rights and Business, UNICEF
Andrew Mawson is the Chief of the Child Rights and Business. He leads UNICEF’s work on addressing the impact of business on children, also known as child rights and business. This has four major child impact themes: global supply chains and workplaces, marketing and advertising... Read More →
avatar for Cristina Tebar-Less

Cristina Tebar-Less

Acting Head of the OECD Centre for Responsible Business Conduct, OECD
Cristina Tébar Less is the Acting Head of the OECD Centre for Responsible Business Conduct. She manages a team of experts in corporate responsibility and oversees work related to the implementation of the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises, the development of due diligence... Read More →
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Beate Andrees

ILO’s Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work Branch, ILO
Beate Andrees is the Chief of the ILO’s Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work Branch, based in Geneva, Switzerland. The Branch promotes policy development, carries out research, and provides technical advisory services on child labour, forced labour, non-discrimination and freedom... Read More →


Tuesday November 26, 2019 13:15 - 14:30
Room XII