To contribute effectively to the eradication of these transnational crimes, business and government need to acknowledge the scale of the problem, act to strengthen policy and legal frameworks, and advance efforts over the long term.
Business and government acknowledge the need to contribute to the eradication of these transnational crimes from public and private supply chains across the Indo-Pacific region.
The GABF provides a platform for leaders to promote understanding of the damage these crimes cause, including the negative impacts on victims and implications for restraining economic growth.
The GABF will focus on raising awareness of these issues, identifying roadblocks, sharing resources, and implementing practical solutions across the region.
Government and business can collaborate on the development of national policies and legislation.
Governments can strengthen domestic policies and legislation to encourage ethical recruitment practices, transparency across supply chains, and provide support and redress mechanisms for victims.
Businesses can implement ethical policies and business practices, address risks in supply chains and share best practice with other businesses.
Business and government will work together to advance efforts over the long term to eradicate human trafficking, forced labour, modern slavery and the worst forms of child labour across the Indo-Pacific region.
The GABF Business Co-Chairs will develop a governance framework to ensure ongoing sustainability and effectiveness of the GABF.
The GABF Business Co-Chairs will look for opportunities to further the AAA Recommendations through collaborative work with stakeholders.