50 countries for Freedom

The 50 for Freedom campaign has reached a milestone: convincing the first 50 countries to ratify the ILO Protocol on Forced Labour!

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We have reached a major milestone in the fight to end forced labour!

50 countries have now ratified the Protocol on Forced Labour, demonstrating their determination to end forced labour in all its forms. They have committed to prevent forced labour, protect victims and ensure they have access to justice and remedies.

Guy Ryder, Director-General of the International Labour Organization (ILO)

50 ratifications! That’s worth celebrating!

To the ILO, congratulations! The ILO Protocol is critical and all governments are called on to ratify it in the fight against modern slavery.

Sharan Burrow, General Secretary of the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC)

We cannot isolate the reality of forced labour from the reality of business.

The fact that we already have 50 ratifications of the Protocol is the start of a path for more impact.

Roberto Suárez Santos
, Secretary-General of the International Organisation of Employers (IOE)

We hope all countries will follow suit.

Our wish is to see all the countries of the world engaged in a global movement to eradicate forced labour forever.

Mohamed Boucha, Minister for Employment, Labour and Social Protection, Niger

No one deserves to be exploited or treated like a commodity.

50 countries have chosen freedom and ratified the ILO Protocol on forced labour. But our pledge to restore hope to millions trapped and tricked into modern day slavery doesn’t have to stop with 50 ratifications.

Wagner Moura, Actor and ILO Goodwill Ambassador on Forced Labour

We can end modern slavery and we will do it.

We, together, should pledge to make slavery a history. We should be the last generation who is witnessing slavery. We will do it.

Kailash Satyarthi, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate

We are all connected to slavery.

The message is loud and clear: those of us who are in charge of shaping and influencing legislation need to take responsibility and make the eradication of forced labour a political priority.

Leonardo Sakamoto, Journalist and activist

Slavery is often hidden in plain sight.

We all have a role to play in ending slavery, whether we are journalists, activists, photographers, actors… We all get to stand for ending slavery.

Lisa Kristine
, Humanitarian photographer

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