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Imagine taken by the Permanent Mission of France to the United Nations Forced Labor
Thursday January 16, 2020

France and Côte d’Ivoire make a strong commitment to ending forced labor

Freedom United gathers roundtable discussion in New York  UN staff and NGO workers came together today 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.   The Permanent Representative of France, H.E. Nicolas de Rivière, and the Deputy Permanent Representative of Côte d’Ivoire, H.E. Tiemoko Moriko, made opening remarks along with our Advocacy Officer, Herrana Addisu. Both countries stressed their countries’

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Other slavery
Friday January 10, 2020

Debunking common myths about human trafficking

It is National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month and Freedom United is raising awareness this January by debunking some common myths about human trafficking and modern slavery. Human trafficking is one form of modern slavery amongst others, such as debt bondage, forced marriage, and child slavery. According to the Palermo Protocol, trafficking is defined as “recruitment, transportation, transfer, harbouring or receipt of persons […] through threats, use of force or other forms of coercion […] for the purpose of exploitation. The Global Slavery Index estimates that

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Forced Labor
Wednesday December 18, 2019

International Law on Forced Labor (C29)

International Labour Organization (ILO) Forced Labour Convention 29 (C29) was introduced in 2014 to update the outdated 1930 Forced Labour Convention No. 29. How did the Forced Labour Protocol come about?  International laws against forced labor have actually existed for more than 90 years. The Forced Labour Convention of the International Labour Organization (C29) was created back in 1930 to protect workers around the world. But according to estimates, more than 40 million people today still live in modern-day slavery. The Convention didn’t achieve its goal. It has outdated language,

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What Londoners think Law & Policy
Tuesday December 17, 2019

Could you live on £37.75 ($49.69) a week? The public reacts

[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xBUbmxwKsZo[/embed] We want to know what you think – leave your thoughts in the comments below! Migration is a natural part of human existence with 258 million migrants in the world today – people who have crossed international borders in the pursuit of work, love, opportunities, and safety. To mark International Migrants Day 2019, Freedom United asked people on the streets of London what they think about modern slavery and asylum seekers’ right to work. Many domestic laws that are currently in place have loopholes that fail to protect

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Forced Labor
Thursday December 12, 2019

Latin American countries discuss national commitments to end forced labor

Freedom United promoting global standards in New York Freedom United has entered into a partnership with the United Nations Association of New York, to promote the ratification of the 2014 Forced Labour Protocol with members states, at the United Nations Headquarters in New York. Freedom United has gathered over 100,000 signatures supporting the International Labor Organization’s (ILO) 50 For Freedom campaign. On December 6, Freedom United organized a roundtable discussion hosted by the Permanent Mission of Costa Rica, to discuss forced labor in the Latin America region and were joined

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