Breaking the Chains: Eradicating Slavery through SDGs, Expert Panel on the International Day for the Abolition of Slavery 2019

Each year the Board of Trustees of the United Nations Voluntary Trust Fund on Contemporary Forms of Slavery invites the international community 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 2019, we held a webinar featuring practitioners and professionals who provide assistance to survivors of slavery in different regions of the world. 

The panel discussion:

  • Highlighted 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;
  • Presented 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;
  • Demonstrated the importance and present best practices of the victim-centered approach in the design and delivery of assistance and its multidimensional impact; 
  • Emphasized the importance of the rule of law and the need to tackle persistent impunity and to ensure accountability for the practice of slavery.

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