The Global Slavery Index highlights that 40.3 million people are living in some form of modern slavery today, including forced labour, human trafficking, forced marriage and child labour.
The multilateral system, with the UN at its core, provides collaboration with a set of norms and values for member states to address the world’s biggest challenges through signing up to the Sustainable Development Goals.
Singh HeadshotBut how effective is multilateralism in addressing modern slavery? And can governments meet these challenges alone in a world dominated by multinational corporations and global supply chains?
Head of Government Advocacy at Walk Free and former Australian Senator Lisa Singh will address the importance of research and compiling data to answer these questions, as well as how business, government, NGOs and other groups can work together to eradicate some the world’s most heinous crimes.