European Consultation on the ILO Global Business Network on Forced Labour and Human Trafficking

The International Labour Organization (ILO), in collaboration with the International Employers Organization (IOE), the Swiss Employers’ Confederation, and the Government of Switzerland, invites companies and employers based in Europe to join a consultation on the ILO Global Business Network on Forced Labour and Human Trafficking.

Addressing forced labour and human trafficking is a critical issue for business yet despite a proliferation in approaches, tools, and actors over recent years, companies of all sizes continue to face challenges and there is a growing call for a broader-based, expanded response to address the distinctive characteristics of modern forced labour and human trafficking.

Responding to this call and building upon the conclusions of the ILO’s 2014 Forced Labour Protocol, the Global Business Network on Forced Labour and Human Trafficking is a new partnership being formed among the ILO, multinational and domestic enterprises, employers' organizations, and business associations. The Global Business Network will aim to influence policy makers, work with business representative organisations to reach out to small and medium sized enterprises, and to shape collective action in ways that leverage comparative advantages to deliver scalable solutions.

Membership will be open to companies of all sizes and location, as well as Employers Organizations, business associations and industry groups. With this vision in mind, the objective of the consultation is to bring together business leaders, experts and practitioners to:
  • Reflect on experience with existing collaborative efforts to identify effective strategies for delivering shared value and making an impact;
  • Consider key challenges and constraints, as well as emerging strategies, tools and approaches for tackling the issues, to distil recommended areas for focus by the Global Business Network.
Participation is open to companies and employers based in Europe with an interest in learning about collaborative efforts to tackle the issues and able to articulate how the Global Business Network could help achieve some of their unmet needs.

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To express interest in joining the consultation or to learn more about the initiative and ways to get involved, please contact:

Mr. Wade Bromley,
International Labour Organization (ILO) - Tel: +41 (0)22 799 67 88