26 Sep

The Global Sustainability Network has a growing membership of over 300 influential change-makers across six sectors of the globe: academia, business, faith-based organizations, governments, media and NGOs committed to achieve SDG 8 to promote inclusive and sustainable economic growth, employment and decent work, while focusing on target 8.7 on tackling modern day slavery and human trafficking.

The prominent leaders of the Network pursue the aim of reducing youth unemployment and job creation by 2020, ending modern day slavery and human trafficking by 2025, and achieving decent work for all by 2030.

Ambassador Bogyay pointed out the role of inter-religious dialogue in prevention and in tackling the root causes of modern day slavery and human trafficking. She called on enhanced cooperation and action by all stakeholders, capitalizing on joining forces at the UN and other relevant fora.

World renowned speakers have contributed to the fruitful exchange of views, such as H.E. Shaukat Aziz, previous Prime Minister of Pakistan, Ms Peggy Dulany Rockefeller philanthropist and Mr Jeetendr Sehdev‏, brand management professional and iconic promoter of the fight against slavery and trafficking. The power of communication has been recalled by all.

GSN members presented their latest initiatives and programs, and touched upon next steps as well. The Network’s upcoming forum shall take place in Dubai, to follow-up on the unfolding discussions.