December 15, 2021    
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm


Bookings closed

Labor Rights and Global Supply Chains:

Harnessing Technology to Eliminate Forced Labor

Virtual Event

Join DC LERA online. Effectively addressing labor rights in increasingly fragmented global supply chains requires greater sophistication in technological tools to track, reduce and verify conformance with international labor standards.  This panel will address the use of these tools to assess labor rights risks, eliminate forced labor, and ensure workers are recruited in a fair way.

• What is our framework for understanding, evaluating, and scaling up traceability efforts? 

• How is the ILO and other organization’s use of new technologies to ensure effective implementation of labor standards, including the fair recruitment of workers?

• What innovative efforts are being tested in sectors with a high prevalence of forced labor, such as fisheries among others, and what lessons may we draw from them?

Please join us remotely:
December 15, 2021, Noon – 1:30 pm EST

Introductions by Kevin Cassidy

Director and Representative to the Bretton Woods and Multilateral Organizations, ILO Office for the United States.

Overview by Jeff Wheeler

Project Director, Global Trace Protocol project (GTP, ELEVATE Limited (funded by USDOL/ILAB)) and DCLERA board member.

Speakers Alex Nasri, Jenn Cole, and Jason Judd

Alix Nasri, Global Coordinator, Accelerator Lab 8.7 FUNDAMENTALS Branch, International Labor Organization, addressing digital information systems for collaborative work to end child labor, forced labor and human trafficking.

Sara Lewis, Traceability Division Director, FishWise, promoting sustainable and responsible seafood through market engagement and innovative supply chain technology and practice.

Jason Judd, Executive Director, ILR New Conversations Project, Cornell University.

Comments by Janice Bellace

Professor of Legal Studies and Business Ethics, and Professor of Management, Wharton, University of Pennsylvania.

Questions and Answers

There will be an opportunity for Q&A.

Registration and Cost

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