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Call for Recommendations and Expressions of Interest: Board Members’ Vacancies UN Slavery Fund
6 December 2019
The UN Voluntary Trust Fund on Contemporary Forms of Slavery is seeking qualified candidates to serve on the Boards of Trustees. Background – UN Slavery Fund The UN Voluntary Trust Fund assists victims of contemporary forms of slavery through grants to civil society organizations providing medical, psychological, legal, social and humanitarian services. Role – Board […]
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Symposium: Improving Measurement for SDG Target 8.7 | A Response
Measurement and Statistical Methods 6 December 2019
Measurement, Action, Freedom (MAF) aimed to provide an assessment of government action to achieve SDG Target 8.7 by 2030. In the absence of agreed upon comprehensive indicators at the international level to track progress towards SDG Target 8.7 and the subsequent lack of official government reporting through Voluntary National Reporting (VNR) on this issue, this report […]
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Symposium: Effective Measurements for Change
Measurement and Statistical Methods 5 December 2019
The Measurement, Action, Freedom report released by the Minderoo Foundation’s Walk Free Initiative assesses government progress in addressing Target 8.7 of the Sustainable Development Goals. In doing this, Walk Free examines the current state of country-level engagement with international treaties, national legislation and measurements of modern slavery prevalence. The resulting report establishes a broad and […]
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Symposium: Measuring Modern Slavery in the UK, Office for National Statistics Centre for Crime and Justice
Measurement and Statistical Methods 4 December 2019
To contribute towards achieving Target 8.7 of the Sustainable Development Goals, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) Centre for Crime and Justice is currently exploring ways of collating and producing data relevant to the measurement of modern slavery in the United Kingdom. The hidden nature of this relatively small-scale crime in the United Kingdom makes […]
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Symposium: S.O.S., Better Statistics on Slavery Urgently Required
Measurement and Statistical Methods 3 December 2019
Progress towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) Targets relating to forced labour, human trafficking, modern slavery and child labour can only be assessed with valid indicators of both performance and outcome. Scores on the Government Response Index presented in the Walk Free Initiative’s latest report show great variation. The Netherlands, the United Kingdom and […]
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Symposium: An Introduction to Assessing Government Action to Achieve Sustainable Development Goal Target 8.7 
Measurement and Statistical Methods 2 December 2019
In July 2019, the Minderoo Foundation’s Walk Free Initiative released Measurement, Action, Freedom, which provides an overview of government action—and inaction—in responding to modern slavery under Target 8.7 of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The 17 Sustainable Development Goals set an agenda to build a better world for people and planet by 2030. The […]
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Symposium: Measurement, Action, Freedom to Achieve SDG Target 8.7
Measurement and Statistical Methods 2 December 2019
In its latest report—Measurement, Action, Freedom—Minderoo Foundation’s Walk Free Initiative provides a detailed assessment of the action of 183 governments to eradicate modern slavery and achieve Target 8.7 of the Sustainable Development Goals. The report illustrates the present state of government-led anti-slavery initiatives, and points to activities that should be prioritized given the current evidence […]
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Council of the Baltic Sea States Launch a Cooperation Model to Harmonize Anti-Trafficking Practices in the Region
International Justice 25 November 2019
The Council of the Baltic Sea States’ (CBSS) Task Force Against Trafficking in Human Beings launched a Transnational Referral Mechanism to standardize identification and assistance systems across its 11 Member States. The mechanism also extends to some countries of origin, namely Bulgaria, Romania and Ukraine. In order to better inform and involve wider society in […]
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UN Adopts Resolution on Combating Trafficking in Persons Sponsored by Belarus
Law Enforcement 25 November 2019
On 15 November 2019, the Third Committee of the UN General Assembly on Social, Humanitarian and Cultural Issues adopted a resolution, Improving the Coordination of Efforts Against Trafficking in Persons [A/C.3/74/L.10/Rev.1] . The resolution aims to unite individual thematic initiatives by Member States in the UN to combat trafficking in persons, while placing a special […]
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New Collaboration in the Global Effort to Fight Modern Slavery
Measurement and Statistical Methods 15 November 2019
A new collaboration to accelerate policy-focused research on modern slavery has been announced by the University of Nottingham’s Rights Lab and the United Nations University Centre for Policy Research (UNU-CPR). The collaboration brings together the world’s largest group of modern slavery researchers and a think tank within the UN system that has led the way […]
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