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Upcoming events

The Bali Process Government and Business Forum invite you to join a series of webinars which will be held in place of the postponed 2020 Ministerial Conference.

Financial Sector Consultation and Innovation Session

30 September 2020
10am-12:30pm AWST (GMT+8)

This virtual session will convene members of government, the financial sector, business and civil society to progress key actions in addressing labour exploitation and human trafficking. This event will be held in collaboration with the Liechtenstein Initiative for Finance Against Slavery and Trafficking.

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The consultation will provide an opportunity for:

Knowledge sharing – participants will share key insights on risks, priorities and innovations.

Proposals – speakers will propose key actions, recommendations or requests that require collaborative engagement. Nominated proposals will be taken forward by the GABF.

What does labour exploitation and human trafficking have to do with the financial sector?

Labour exploitation and human trafficking risks are embedded in capital markets. They stem from systemic failure to adequately price social externalities in investment and lending processes. Institutional investors, stock exchanges, banks and insurers are increasingly recognising their role in addressing these issues.

The outcomes of the session will be taken forward for further discussion among government members at the upcoming Bali Process Steering Group and Ad Hoc Senior Officials Meeting.

For registration and joining details, please contact the Secretariat.

Fishing Sector Consultation and Innovation Session

13 October 2020
10am-12pm AWST (GMT+8)

This virtual session will convene members of government, business and civil society to progress ideas that tackle labour exploitation in the fishing sector.

The consultation will provide an opportunity for:

Proposals – speakers will propose key actions, recommendations or requests that require collaborative engagement. Nominated proposals will be taken forward by the GABF.

Knowledge sharing – participants will share key insights on risks, priorities and innovations.

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How can forced labour occur in the fishing sector?

Labour exploitation, including forced labour and debt bondage, are widely known to be prevalent in the fishing industry, both on vessels and in the processing of seafood. Innovative solutions are needed to address the challenges of monitoring worker treatment on distant water fleets, and the ethical recruitment of migrant workers.

The outcomes of the session will be taken forward for further discussion among government members at the upcoming Bali Process Steering Group and Ad Hoc Senior Officials Meeting.

For registration and joining details, please contact the Secretariat.