Prime Minister urges international action to stamp out modern slavery

The Prime Minister sought to galvanise international action to stamp out modern slavery when she brought together leaders, representatives of international organisations and experts in the margins of the UN General Assembly.

The Prime Minister argued that just as we have stepped up international co-operation to crackdown on drugs trafficking and other organised crime, we need a similar co-ordinated effort to eradicate modern slavery. And the PM will urge the group of like-minded countries, priority countries and key practitioners to work together to develop a model national response based upon:

  • strong law enforcement action and legislative framework
  • reducing vulnerability and supporting victims
  • tackling transparency in supply chains
  • effective international cooperation

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