Second Annual Meeting

DATE: 19th of November 2020 ¦ Time: 15:00 – 17:00 CET ¦ Location: Zoom

Interpretation will be available in English, French, and Spanish

Register here.

The ILO Global Business Network on Forced Labour is hosting its second annual meeting to bring together members of the network and interested stakeholders. The meeting will be open to all businesses, their representative organizations, and other interested stakeholders. It will focus on the impact of COVID-19 on forced labour as well as engaging small-and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).

The meeting will be opened by Guy Ryder, ILO Director-General and facilitated by Laura Chapman Rubbo, Director, Responsible Governance and Supply Chain, The Walt Disney Company and ILO GBNFL Steering Committee Chair. This will be followed by two panel discussions with companies, business networks, and SMEs.

To join us, please register using the above and Zoom connection details will be forwarded to you within 24hours.

Meeting objectives:

  • Support collective business engagement on forced labour and promote fair recruitment including challenges resulting from COVID-19
  • Discuss engaging smaller enterprises
  • Provide an update on the ILO Global Business Network on Forced Labour
Time (CET)DRAFT agenda item
15:00 – 15:20Opening
Guy Ryder, Director-General, International Labour Organization
Facilitated by: Laura Chapman Rubbo, Director, Responsible Governance and Supply Chain, The Walt Disney Company and ILO GBNFL Steering Committee Chair
15:20 – 15:30Updates from the ILO Global Business Network on Forced Labour
Laura Greene, Programme Technical Officer, ILO Global Business Network on Forced Labour
15:30 – 16:10Panel 1: The impact of Covid-19 on doing business and resulting forced labour challenges  
16:10-16:15Short break
16:15 – 16:55Panel 2: Engaging SMEs in preventing forced labour and promoting fair recruitment
16:55 – 17:00Closing
Laura Chapman Rubbo, Director, Responsible Governance and Supply Chain, The Walt Disney Company and ILO GBNFL Steering Committee Chair