In 2016, there were 25 million victims of forced labor around the world. As we work towards the achievement of United Nations’ (UN) Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) Target 8.7 on the eradication of forced labour, we know much remains to be done by all stakeholders.
In June of 2018, the ILO Global Business Network on Forced Labor was opened for membership after a period of consultation that determined the need for a network to bring together the ILO with business of all sizes and sectors recognizing that the eradication of forced labor is a pre-competitive, collective,and collaborative endeavor.
We are pleased to share with you the ILO Global Business Network on Forced Labor’s first annual report. This report provides an update on the progress achieved thus far and sets out the overall direction and objectives of the network. In short, we have focused on translating the focus areas that were informed by the extensive consultations into action.
Read the full report here.