Achieving Sustainable Development Goals to Eradicate Slavery
by Source Intelligence
on October 6, 2016
Alliance 8.7 was launched on September 21 during the UN General Assembly in support of meeting Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 8.7, to “take immediate and effective measures to eradicate forced labour, end modern slavery and human trafficking and secure the prohibition and elimination of the worst forms of child labour, including recruitment and use of child soldiers, and by 2025 end child labour in all its forms”.
It aims to coordinate diverse stakeholder support and diverse resources to shape solutions for achieving SDG 8.7. Its formation is evidence of growing conviction that existing programs and efforts for eliminating modern slavery and human trafficking are insufficient. Aeneas Chuma, Assistant Director General of the ILO, has said, “to advance the sustainable development goal 8.7, we can no longer do business as usual. We cannot enact the same policies or implement the same programmes and expect different results.”
Achieving the global goal of eliminating forced labor, modern slavery, and human trafficking requires the contribution and commitment of all sectors, and the collaboration of diverse stakeholders in the supply chain. For help on understanding and targeting areas of human trafficking risk in your supply chain, utilize Source Intelligence’s supply chain transparency solution.
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