At the 2018 Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM), states committed to achieve the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) Target 8.7, by taking “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 in all its forms by 2025, including the unlawful recruitment and use of child soldiers.”

Walk Free and the Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative (CHRI) have united to hold Commonwealth governments to account on achieving SDG Target 8.7. Walk Free’s 2018 report “Towards a Common Future” and CHRI’s 2018 publications “Creating an Effective Coalition” and “A Roadmap to SDG 8.7,” outlined a 10-step action plan and a roadmap to encourage states to achieve SDG Target 8.7.

Eradicating Modern Slavery: An assessment of Commonwealth governments' progress on achieving SDG Target 8.7 - Walk Free Foundation & Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative, 2020 DOWNLOAD

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