To secure the wide adoption of the new international law on forced labor by national governments. It is called the Protocol to ILO Convention 29 also known as the Forced Labor Protocol.
This campaign seeks to gather public support in individual countries for the respective labor minister to adopt this new law. At the time of launch, only nine countries had ratified (adopted) the Protocol to International Labor Organization (ILO) Forced Labor Convention 29. Of these nine, three were countries in Africa, signaling a commitment to tackle issues of forced labor and setting a precedent for other countries and continents to follow.
Going forward we will keep in touch with partners around the world to identify opportunities where the global support can help encourage a government to sign up.