Breaking the Chains:
Eradicating Slavery through SDGs

Panel Discussion with the High Commissioner for Human Rights
on the International Day for the Abolition of Slavery

28 November 2019, 11:30- 13:00, Salle XXI, Palais des Nations, Geneva

Each year the Board of Trustees of the United Nations Voluntary Trust Fund on Contemporary Forms of Slavery invites the international immunity to mark the International Day for the Abolition of Slavery. More needs to be done to eradicate the scourge of slavery, which continues to be present in our society.

On 28 November, join us to hear practitioners and professionals providing assistance to survivors of slavery in different regions of the world. The Panel Discussion will:

  • Draw attention to the linkages between slavery and supply chains,  migration, conflicts and humanitarian crisis, with a focus on the needs and challenges faced by victims and survivors;
  • Present the experiences, including the lessons learnt, of the Fund's grantees relating to the assistance and empowerment of victims and survivors of slavery in the context of supply chains, rule of law and governance, migration, conflicts and humanitarian crisis;
  • Demonstrate the importance and present best practices of the victim-centred approach in the design and delivery of assistance and its multidimensional  impact; 
  • Emphasize the importance of the rule of law and the need to tackle persistent impunity and to ensure accountability for the practice of slavery.

Background information on the Panel and Panelists

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