Alliance 8.7: For a world without forced labour, modern slavery, human trafficking and child labour

The Global Alliance to Eradicate Forced Labour, Modern Slavery, Human Trafficking and Child Labour will be launched at the Ford Foundation in New York on 21 September 2016 at 19:00 GMT.

Media advisory | 19 September 2016
NEW YORK (ILO News) – Building on the new momentum created by the United Nations’ 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, Alliance 8.7 will bring together all interested parties to join forces in achieving Target 8.7 aiming at a world without forced labour, modern slavery, human trafficking and child labour.

The new initiative will also help advance other sustainable development goals addressing poverty, education, gender equality, decent work, inequalities, and peace and justice.

With the official launch of this global multi-stakeholder initiative, a series of actions will be taken to enhance coordination on these issues. The Alliance will focus on four main areas:
  • to accelerate timelines
  • better coordinate research and knowledge sharing
  • drive innovation
  • increase and leverage resources
To highlight the urgency for action, this high-level event will bring together committed governments, trade union leaders, businesses executives, civil society and faith-based organizations, academia and others stakeholders for an interactive dialogue to explore the root causes of and ways to combat forced labour, modern-slavery, human trafficking and child labour.

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