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50 for Freedom campaign launch in the European Parliament

The International Labour Organization is organizing an event on 24 May to celebrate the launch of the 50 for Freedom campaign in the European Parliament.

The International Labour Organization will celebrate the launch of the 50 for Freedom campaign in the European Parliament, on Tuesday 24 May 2016 at 18:30 - 20:00, at the balcony area of ASP 1G. The event will kick off a week of action by signing up to end modern slavery.

The event will be hosted by the Chair of the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE) Mr Claude Moraes, in the presence of Mr Thomas Händel, Chair of the Employment and Social Affairs Committee (EMPL), and Mr Houtan Homayounpour of the ILO Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work Branch. Ms Sarah De Hovre, Director of PAG-ASA, an organization that provides assistance to victims of human trafficking, will introduce an exhibition of photographs taken by victims of trafficking in Belgium.

Led by the ILO, together with the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) and the International Organisation of Employers (IOE), this global campaign aims to mobilize support for the ratification of the ILO Forced Labour Protocol, a legally binding treaty which requires governments to take specific measures to tackle modern slavery in all its forms.

Please save the date and join us to celebrate this event with Members of the European Parliament, representatives of UN Agencies, social partners and civil society.

A signature panel will be available for you to sign from 24 May 18.30 to 26 May in the European Parliament at the balcony area of ASP 1G.

Please register here before 16 May.

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For further information about the 50 for Freedom campaign, please visit