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Online Event: Mobilizing Finance Against Modern Slavery

October 19, 2020 • 9:00 – 9:45 am EDT

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The recording of this event will be posted on this event page a day after the event concludes.

Please join CSIS for a conversation regarding how the financial sector can play a vital role in addressing human trafficking and modern slavery. In 2019, stemming from earlier work undertaken by the United Nations University and the government of Liechtenstein highlighting the need for the international financial sector to take action, a global Financial Sector Commission on Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking released a Blueprint for Mobilizing Finance Against Slavery and Trafficking (the ‘FAST Blueprint’). James Cockayne, the head of FAST’s secretariat, Amy Lehr, Director and Senior Fellow of the Human Rights Initiative at CSIS, and Eric Lorber, Senior Director of the Center for Economic and Financial Power, join us for a discussion on how the FAST Blueprint can support private sector and government efforts to address some of the most significant human rights violations of our time. How can the financial sector address forced labor and modern slavery in global supply-chains? What role does the financial sector play in addressing large-scale forced labor violations, for example in China, where an estimated one million Uighurs are held in re-education camps in Xinjiang?

This event was made possible through the generous support of the Embassy of the Principality of Liechtenstein.

Heather A. Conley

James Cockayne

Head of FAST Secretariat

Eric Lorber

Senior Director, Center for Economic and Financial Power

Amy Lehr

Director and Senior Fellow, CSIS Human Rights Initiative