Unlocking Potential: Mobilizing Finance Against Slavery and Trafficking

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    New York

    This event showcased the final report of the Liechtenstein Initiative for a Financial Sector Commission on Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking, A Blueprint for Mobilizing Finance Against Slavery and Trafficking. The report, released during the United Nations General Assembly High-Level Week, sets out how financial sector actors can work through individual and collective action to address modern slavery and human trafficking.

    Speakers at the event included H.E. Adrian Hasler, Prime Minister of Liechtenstein, Commission Co-Convenor; H.E. Stef Blok, Foreign Minister of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Commission Co-Convenor; Ambassador Christian Wenaweser, Permanent Representative of Liechtenstein to the United Nations; Clare Walsh, Deputy Secretary, Global Cooperation, Development and Partnerships Group, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Government of Australia; Professor Muhammad Yunus, Founder of Grameen Foundation, Nobel Laureate and Commission Co-Convenor; Fiona Reynolds, CEO of the Principles of Responsible Investment, Chair of the Commission; Dr Jean Baderschneider, CEO of the Global Fund to End Modern Slavery, Commissioner; Barry Koch LLC, Commissioner; James Kofi Annan, Founder of Challenging Heights, Commissioner and Survivor; Timea Nagy Payne, Founder of Timea’s Cause, Commissioner and Survivor; Prof. Anita Ramasastry, Member of the UN Working Group on Business and Human Rights, Commissioner; Frederick Reynolds, Global Head of Financial Crime Legal at Barclays, Commissioner; Professor Simon Tay, Chairman of the Singapore Institute of International Affairs, Commissioner; and Dr James Cockayne, Director, United Nations University Centre for Policy Research.