This project follows the work undertaken by the Financial Sector Commission on Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking. On 27 September 2019, The Financial Sector Commission on Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking released its final report, Unlocking Potential: A Blueprint for Mobilizing Finance Against Slavery and Trafficking.
The Blueprint provides a collective-action framework for different financial sector actors to take action to end modern slavery and human trafficking. It sets five Goals, which are accompanied by 30 Actions:
The Finance Against Slavery and Trafficking (FAST) initiative is designed to promote awareness and drive implementation of the Blueprint and its Goals and Actions. FAST is a project of the United Nations University Centre for Policy Research, with the support of numerous project partners, including the Office for Foreign Affairs of the Principality of Liechtenstein, the Foreign Ministry of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade of the Commonwealth of Australia, the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation, and private sector and charitable donors.
See the FAST website for further details, including news, upcoming events and the monthly FAST newsletter.