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COVID – 19 Update: Low-paid migrant workers are already among the people most vulnerable to modern slavery. But during the COVID-19 pandemic, these risks are heightened to critical levels. As businesses are closing due to government-mandated lockdowns, the risk is even higher because immigration status is easily leveraged to trap migrants in forced labor, trafficking, and other forms of modern slavery.

Help end forced labor

Round-table at the French Mission to the United Nations
Ambassador Rodrigo A. Carazo of Costa Rica accepting our Forced Labour Protocol petition
January 2020: Round-table at the French Mission to the United Nations
December 2019: Panel discussion with the Costa Rica Mission to the United Nations

Your country must act quickly to adopt and implement the international law1 to prevent abuses, protect victims, as well as punish those that profit from forced labor.

We have already waited decades for this tough new global standard against forced labor. The people trapped on farms, in mines, in factories and in all the other places where forced labor flourishes shouldn’t have to wait while our policy-makers drag their heels to put this law into practice.

All countries must prioritize this effort to end forced labor: call on the Government of your country to adopt this law immediately. 

This law — known as the Protocol of 2014 to Convention 292 — creates new responsibilities for governments in the fight against forced labor, the key measures cover:3

  1. Prevention. Governments are obligated to create national action plans to tackle forced labor and support business to root out and respond to forced labor in their supply chains.
  2. Better protection for victims. This includes the safeguarding of vulnerable migrant workers against fraudulent and abusive recruitment practices.
  3. Justice. Victims are now protected from prosecution for crimes they may have committed as a direct result of their forced labor. They also have access to justice, including the ability to claim for compensation for the abuses they have experienced, where they occurred.

Our collective voice can keep forced labor on the agenda and ensure swift action by the Government of your country. Act now!

Learn more by visiting our landing page.

Ratified countries (45): 

Argentina,Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Belgium, Canada, Cyprus, Côte d’Ivoire, Czech Republic, Denmark, Djibouti, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Jamaica, Latvia, Lesotho, Lithuania, Madagascar, Mali,Malawi, Malta, Mauritania, Mozambique, Namibia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Niger, Norway, Panama, Poland, Russian Federation, Spain, Sri Lanka, Suriname, Sweden, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Thailand, United Kingdom, Uzbekistan and Zimbabwe.

Jun 17, 2014 Campaign Launches

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Pankaj Jha
Pankaj Jha

It should not happen. We must be strong for that

Annie Bevis

The conditions in which Juana is living are simply abhorrent and prove that in Paraguay, a fascist or ex-fascist country laws are not respected and that there are no inspections carried out by the Works Ministry anywhere. Anything goes. How disgusting.

Leo G Younger
Leo G Younger

What about Pakistani rock salt sold into the health food and gourmet sites?

Roxanne
Roxanne

I want Canada to stand up to this abuse of young children today. Canada must adopt the international law to end forced labour.

Rani Tamarua
Rani Tamarua

What would you expect under a government run by Bolsonaro. He has already called Greta Thunberg a brat, and with current land clearance activities being carrried out by his wealthy donors who don’t give a toss about climate change, what do you expect? Rani Tamarua, New Zealand.

carlos

la actitud de la niña es solo snobismo puro, propongan cosas concretas, no solo reproches a nuestra generación que es la que ha logrado los mayores resultados en calidad de vida humana, solo con decir, que hasta hoy no ha habido hambrunas fatales como las del siglo 19 y principios del 20 ….el resto lo puede leer usted en cualquier pagina de internet.

Maureen Foster
Maureen Foster

Quite frankly, what’s wrong with calling Greta Thunberg a brat? She’s an actress funded by George Soros, where do you think the electric car comes from? The car that children work in mines to supply with parts.

John Beardmore

Greta says a lot of things. I don’t recall electric vehicle advocacy being a big part.

I think the key problem is that whatever cars we use, we can’t escape there being a big environmental impact.

Rather than blocking the transition to electric cars, maybe we should be striving much harder to take child labour and slave labour out of our supply chains ?

Cheers, J/.

Call on your government to adopt the international law to end forced labor

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I call on my Government to immediately ratify the Protocol of 2014 to the Forced Labour Convention No. 29, 1930.

I hope I can count on you to make forced labor history.

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