Call to Action

Explore the efforts of countries that have endorsed the Call to Action to end Forced Labour, Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking.

What is the Call to Action to End Forced Labour, Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking?

The Call to Action was launched by World Leaders on 19 September 2017 during the 72nd Meeting of the UN General Assembly. You can read the full Call to Action here.

It is also available in ArabicChinese, FrenchRussian and Spanish.

The Call to Action outlines practical actions that countries can take to achieve Target 8.7 of the UN Sustainable Development Goals, including to:

  • Ratify and ensure the effective implementation of relevant international conventions, protocols, and frameworks.
  • Strengthen law enforcement and criminal justice responses in order to rapidly enhance capacity to identify, investigate, and disrupt criminal activity.
  • Put victims first.
  • Eradicate forced labour, modern slavery, human trafficking, and the worst forms of child labour from [their] economies […] by developing regulatory or policy frameworks, as appropriate, and working with business to eliminate such practices from global supply chains.

Learn more about what action has been taken since the launch of the Call to Action here.

Endorse the Call to Action

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