Campaign Update:

January 16, 2020: Today, UN staff and NGOs came together for a lively roundtable discussion on international commitments to ending forced labor. The event was organized by Freedom United and hosted by the Permanent Mission of France to the United Nations in New York. Read more here 

Help end forced labor

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 20141 to Convention 292Convention 292 supplemented by Protocol of 20141 — 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 (43): 

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, Madagascar, Mali,Malawi, Malta, Mauritania, Mozambique, Namibia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Niger, Norway, Panama, Poland, Russian Federation, Spain, Sri Lanka, Suriname, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, United Kingdom, Uzbekistan and Zimbabwe.

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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.

Riccardo
Riccardo

When I first subscribed to your website I though that you wanted to deter slavery in the third world and in Western countries too but your aim were to return slaves to their own countries but now I’ve found out that modern slavery is a scam to grant third worlders to remain in Western countries.

Judy
Judy

Corporations only exist to make profits and are not required by our leaders to take any responsibility for their impacts on people’s lives or the environment. Sadly, they can continue to do business because we continue to buy their “edible food-like substances” and their cheap consumer goods. We want to have all the latest fashions, newest gadgets and drive around in gas guzzling vehicles. If we all stopped buying their crap it would get their attention pretty quickly.

Marilynn
Marilynn

Couldn’t have said it better!

Denise

Just thinking in the same way. We, the consumers, have a big responsibility but this will take a long time till we can stop slavery for ever on this world. Through actions like FREEDOMUNITED we can at least cooperate to end slavery in our own country and when more and more governments will act in this way, we can hope that modern slavery will end sooner all over the world. This is a long way to beginn firmly, honestly and together!

rick baldwin

The CCP cares nothing for anyone outside of the Party,forced labor,shoddy goods,dangerous ingredients mean nothing to them.The godless pagan rulers will do anything to further their own ends.

Luke Wiseman
Luke Wiseman

This is so very true. We shouldn’t really buying anything from them. The big problem is that the merchants in our country love the huge profits that they can make from buying very cheap products in the far east and selling them to us at much higher prices.

Roger Penney

Many years ago Britain stopped the slave trade (1807). in 1834 we stopped slavery itself in the British Empire. To our shame it is all coming back in every vile and ugly form, with some more even more disgustingly vile features.

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

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