Employers stand behind eradication of child labour and forced labour at ILO launch event

United States Council for International Business (USCIB)'s Gabriella Rigg Herzog represented Employers during the launch of the ILO's Modern Slavery and Child Labour Global Estimates. The event took place on 19 September 2017 at the UN Headquarters in New York. She provided insight on the position of the Employers with regards to Child Labour and Forced Labour on the high-level panel entitled "Harnessing the numbers to accelerate eradication". She underlined the continued dedication of Employers to eradicate child labour and forced labour. The other participants on the high-level panel were Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein – High Commissioner, Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Guy Ryder – Director-General, International Labour Organization, Andrew Forrest – Founder, Walk Free Foundation, William L. Swing – Director-General, International Organization on Migration, Sharan Burrow - General Secretary, International Trade Union Confederation. The new Modern Slavery Global Estimates encompass forced labour and forced marriage and it is the first time such research was conducted. The ILO and the Walk Free Foundation jointly published the new Modern Slavery Global Estimates. Additionally, the new Child Labour estimates will be an update to the Global Estimates on Child Labour published by the ILO in 2012. For more information, please visit the ILO website or contact Ecem Pirler, Junior Adviser

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