In September 2015, the global leaders adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustained Development, which comprises 17 interrelated goals and 169 associated targets to guide global development. Under goal 8.7 the leaders committed 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.
Therefore, Alliance 8.7 is a global multi-stakeholder initiative, created to assist the United Nations member states in reaching Target 8.7 of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and to accelerate political and international support for the eradication of child labour, forced labour, modern slavery and human trafficking at a regional level. The objectives of the Alliance are:
- Accelerating the timelines in these struggles, to reach the urgent alignment to the different course of actions implemented by the national states and adequate them to the deadlines set in the Sustainable Development Goals.
- Conducting research and sharing knowledge, in order to attain a mechanism aimed at gaining all available necessary knowledge for the development of programs intended to make that information available in a one stop shop and accessible to all the nations involved.
- Driving innovation at the time of addressing the issues and applying technologies to the stipulated alternatives.
- Increasing and leveraging resources, until a volume matching the scale of the challenge is reached.
To learn more about the Alliance, please enter http://www.alliance87.org/