In 2015, world leaders adopted the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals:
17 interrelated goals and 169 associated targets to guide global development.
In Target 8.7 leaders committed to:
"take immediate and effective measures to eradicate forced labour, end modern slavery and human trafficking and secure the prohibition and elimination of the worst forms of child labour, including recruitment and use of child soldiers, and by 2025 end child labour in all its forms”.
Target 8.7 is a call for us to work together to end these horrific practices once and for all
Alliance 8.7 was created to help achieve this ambitious undertaking and coordinate with those
working on the many interrelated Sustainable Development Goals.
The Alliance will focus on accelerating timelines, conducting research and
sharing knowledge, driving innovation, and increasing and leveraging resources.
Consultations are taking place around the world with stakeholders to ensure that a diverse range of views shape the design and structure of Alliance 8.7.
22-23 February, Buenos Aires, Argentina
14-15 December 2016, Bangkok, Thailand
Further information available here.
19 July 2016, New York, USA