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Wednesday, December 2 • 13:30 - 15:00
Contemporary forms of slavery and labour rights

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During this session, a panel representing the region and the various stakeholders involved in the combat against modern slavery will be discussing the legal framework and obligations for private sector in the Pacific. We will be guided by some best practices and highlight the challenges faced by state actors and businesses in further working towards eradication of contemporary forms of slavery. Furthermore, we will be elaborating on CSOs’ role in supporting the governments and businesses in meeting their obligations. This dialogue will be enriched with examples from different supply chains in the Pacific.
Session’s objectives

The objective of this session is to:
  • Provide a forum to facilitate knowledge sharing on modern slavery in various supply chains in the Pacific, among key stakeholders in the region; 
  • Share issues and concerns that may be collectively addressed; and 
  • Exchange good practices through case studies. 

Session organized by International Organization for Migration (IOM). 

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Senior Regional Migrant Protection Specialist, IOM
Countering human trafficking in all its forms and providing assistance to vulnerable migrants, whether in a regular or irregular situation.


Patricia Kailola

Chief Executive Officer, Pacifika Network (formerly Pacific Dialogue Ltd).

Rigamoto Taito

General Manager / Deputy Chairperson, WORMALD in Fiji / Modern Slavery Committee by the Fiji Commerce and Employers Federation (FCEF)
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Elena Gerasimova

Decent Work and International Labour Standards Specialist, ILO Office for Pacific Island Countries
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Lisa Singh

Head Govt Advocacy, Walk Free
The Hon Lisa Singh is Head of Government Advocacy Australia-Pacific at Walk Free, an international human rights organization working to end modern slavery globally within our generation. She is a former Australian Senator who was instrumental in the policy development of Australia's... Read More →
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Atish Kumar

Acting Deputy Secretary, Ministry of Employment, Productivity and Industrial Relations, Fiji

Wednesday December 2, 2020 13:30 - 15:00 GMT+12
Britannia room 1 Victoria Parade, Suva, Fiji