UN Special Rapporteur on Contemporary Slavery arrives in Sri Lanka
The UN Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of slavery, Tomoya Obokata, will undertake his first country visit to Sri Lanka from tomorrow (26 November) to next Friday (03 December).
The Special Rapporteur also intends to assess the implementation of laws and policies and systemic barriers that hamper access to decent work, including for migrant workers in Sri Lanka.
SDG target 8.7 requires States 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”.
Mr. Tomoya Obokata was appointed UN Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of slavery in March 2020.