50 for Freedom

Signing up to end modern slavery

ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder, was joined by delegates to the International Labour Conference, in signing a signature panel symbolizing support for the 50 for Freedom campaign to end modern slavery. The campaign has the goal of encouraging 50 member States to ratify, by 2018, the Protocol to the Forced Labour Convention. (Closed Captions available)

Date issued: 01 June 2015 | Size/duration: 2'38''

High-level guests, delegates, staff and visitors are invited to show their support by signing a panel installed in the Palais des Nations (UN Headquarters in Geneva) throughout the International Labour Conference. On the World Day Against Child Labour (12 June), the Nobel Peace Prize winner, Kailash Satyarthi, will unveil the panel and launch the “50 for Freedom” campaign.

This campaign aims at promoting ratification and implementation of the Forced Labour Protocol, with the first 50 Member States ratifying it by 2018. Global mobilization efforts will then be continued online and with the hashtag #50FF.