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HIGH LEVEL VIRTUAL MEETING, MARCH, 2 & 3, 2022
« ZERO TOLERANCE FOR CHILD LABOR, FORCED LABOR AND HUMAN TRAFFICKING»

The 2030 Agenda of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United states established in 2015 aims to end the undignified forms of exploitation of the most vulnerable populations: child labor, forced labor, human trafficking, and modern slavery (target 8.7 of the SDGs). This challenge is compounded by the economic and social effects of the pandemic crisis. Without additional efforts, the international community would not be able to meet it.

By adopting a National Strategy to accelerate the fight against these scourges, Albania, Côte d’Ivoire, France and Germany*, Morocco and the Netherlands, have become “pathfinder countries” of the 8.7 Alliance, a global partnership aiming at the achievement of target 8.7 by 2030. Our countries are thus demonstrating that zero tolerance of the worst forms of human exploitation is a shared responsibility.

The high-level virtual meeting on March 2 & 3, in the framework of the French Presidency of the Council of the European Union, will serve to promote the exchange of best practices between governments, NGOs, social partners, companies, independent authorities, European institutions and international organizations. It aims to formulate public policy recommendations at the end of the exchanges.

This meeting, organized with the assistance of ILO, Secours catholique-Caritas France, coordinator of the Collectif ensemble contre la traite des êtres humains, the Comité contre l’esclavage moderne, and the Commission nationale consultative des droits de l’homme, will be an opportunity to strengthen the identification and protection of victims and survivors, and to enrich the social component of the European initiative for a European due diligence**, as well as the social clauses in the sustainable development chapters of trade agreements. It will fulfill one of the EU Council Conclusions on Human Rights and Decent Work in Supply Chains of 01/12/2020 calling on Member States to join Alliance 8.7.

To participate, we invite you to email genevieve.colas@secours-catholique.org, mentioning in the message I TAKE PART and signing with your first name, last name and institutional title.

 

Day 1 – Wednesday, March 2, 2022
10h –12h (CET) High-level opening session with the Ministers of the six participating States 14h00-15h30 – Session 1 – Prevention all along supply chains through training and diligence 16h00-17h30 – Session 2 – Detecting, accompanying, protecting
Day 2 – Thursday, March 3, 2022
9h30-11h30 – Session 3 – Leading an ambitious and effective action in Europe and in the world 11h30-13h – Session 4 – Public policy recommendations
13h- 13h30 – Conclusion

 

* Germany is currently completing its application process.
** Il s’agit d’une obligation faite aux entreprises multinationales d’assurer une activité de production respectueuse des droits humains et de l’environnement.