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Combating human trafficking: business and human rights (WP1270)

Combating human trafficking: business and human rights (WP1270)
Date
Thursday 10 October, 2013
Venue
Foreign and Commonwealth Office, London

King Charles Street
London
SW1A 2AL
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7270 1500
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Event no.
WP1270
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We were delighted to have Hugo Swire, Minister of State, as the keynote speaker at our one day, roundtable discussion in association with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. We brought together a broad spectrum of actors to consider the most effective ways of combating human trafficking in the business supply chain, both internationally and in the UK.

The meeting provided a forum to:

  • raise awareness of human trafficking and labour exploitation in the context of business
  • facilitate the sharing of good practice, drawing on existing strategies, in particular the UN (Ruggie) Guiding Principles on business and human rights
  • consider practical ways forward in order to tackle human trafficking
  • encourage greater dialogue and collaboration between actors
  • develop and promote new networks towards future cooperation

 

Speeches

The Rt Hon Hugo Swire MP, Minister of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Office

Lynne Featherstone, Parliamentary Under Secretary, Department for International Development (DFID)

 

Further information

Conference on Burma/Myanmar, business and human rights: setting standards for responsible business

Conference on Business and human rights: implementing the Guiding Principles one year on

Conference on The UN framework for business and human rights

Conference on Human trafficking: how best to stem the flow?

Contacts

Julia Purcell: Programme Director

Biography and other events

Julia Purcell: Programme manager

Nicola Lloyd: Event Coordinator