Commonwealth: Slavery

Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office written question – answered at on 22 September 2023.

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Photo of Andrew Rosindell Andrew Rosindell Conservative, Romford

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether his Department has a strategy for tackling modern-day slavery in Commonwealth countries; and whether he has had discussions with representatives of the Commonwealth Secretariat on tackling modern-day slavery.

Photo of Andrew Mitchell Andrew Mitchell Minister of State (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office) (Minister for Development), Minister of State (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office) (Minister for Development and Africa)

The UK Government continues to drive efforts to eradicate all forms of modern slavery in line with UN Sustainable Development Goal 8.7 by 2030. We work closely with international partners including the UN, the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe, and the Commonwealth. FCDO officials regularly meet with Commonwealth Secretariat representatives and other Commonwealth partners to discuss a range of issues including modern slavery. The UK is supporting a project with the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association UK to improve awareness and knowledge of modern slavery in supply chains amongst Commonwealth parliamentarians and parliamentary officials across Africa. I have frequent discussions with the Commonwealth Secretary-General on matters of mutual interest.

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