FUNDAMENTALS has developed an integrated, rights-based strategy which focuses on three thematic priorities:
- Promoting fundamental principles and rights at work in the rural and informal economies.
- Promoting compliance with fundamental principles and rights at work in enterprises and in global supply chains.
- Promoting fundamental principles and rights at work in countries of crisis and in fragile situations.
The Washington Office is working to help raise awareness in the US on the ILO’s concerted and focused action to eliminate forced labor. The Office office has also been working with various agencies, nongovernmental organizations and faith-based institutions to find out how to be more effective in the fight against modern slavery.
UN Security Council
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ILO addresses the UN Security Council Debate on Human Trafficking, Modern Slavery, Forced Labor in Conflict Situations
March 16, 2017
Member States emphasized the need to stamp out criminal networks and terrorist groups involved in human trafficking.
- ILO Statement to the UN Security Council on Modern Slavery
- US State Department remarks at a UN Security Council Open Debate on "Trafficking in persons in conflict situations: forced labor, slavery, and other similar practices”
- Open Debate on Human Trafficking, Modern Slavery, Forced Labor in Conflict Situations meeting coverage
What's happening in the U.S.
Senator Bob Corker - United States Senator
December 8, 2016
The National Defense Authorization Act of 2017 (NDAA) overwhelmingly passed the Senate today and includes authorizing legislation for the End Modern Slavery Initiative. The initiative will help establish a powerful effort in concert with the private sector and foreign governments to eliminate modern slavery and human trafficking around the globe. NDAA will now be sent to the president’s desk to be signed into law.