World Day of Social Justice

Human exploitation: ending human trafficking and forced labour

On the occasion of the World Day of Social Justice, the ILO held a panel discussion on the modern forms of forced labour, human trafficking, the vulnerability of workers to exploitation and the impact on national and global social and economic development.

Watch a video of the discussion

10:00 - Opening and introduction

By Moderator Ms. Cheryl Wills Anchor/Journalist, NY1 News

10:10 - Keynote and opening remarks

10:30 - Moderated panel discussion

  • Ms. Beate Andrees, Head, Special Action Programme to combat Forced Labour, ILO
  • Mr. Ed Potter, Director, Global Workplace Rights, The Coca-Cola Company
  • Ms. Marcia Eugenio, Director, Office of Child Labor, Forced Labor, and Human Trafficking, U.S. Dept of Labor
  • Mr. Yves Veyrier, Secrétaire confédéral, Force Ouvrière
  • Moderator Ms. Cheryl Wills Anchor/Journalist, NY1 News

11:30 - Questions and answers

11:55 - Closing