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Event — Profits and Poverty: The Economics of Forced Labour

The Economics of Forced Labour

Join us for the global launch of a new ILO report entitled “Profits and Poverty: The Economics of Forced Labour” 

This hybrid event will take place on Tuesday 19 March 2024 from 9.30 until 11.30 CET at the Résidence Palace in Brussels and will bring together high-level speakers to discuss the ILO’s new report, entitled “Profits and Poverty: The Economics of Forced Labour”.

The report estimates the illegal profits generated from forced labour in the world today and sheds light on the link between forced labour and the economic incentive structures driving it. The event will also provide a unique opportunity to take stock of progress on the negotiations towards the EU’s ban on products made with forced labour, and to discuss key measures needed to tackle the root causes of forced labour.

The event will be co-hosted by MEP Bernd Lange, who is also the Chair of the European Parliament’s Committee on International Trade, and ILO Assistant Director-General for Governance, Rights and Dialogue, Manuela Tomei.

Attendees can register to attend in-person or via webstream. Interpretation will be provided in English and French.

A welcome coffee will be served at 9.00 am. To view the full programme, please visit the event page.

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