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Interactive Dialogue on the Report of the Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of slavery
September 17, 2021

Interactive Dialogue on the Report of the Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of slavery, including its causes and consequences.  The Nexus between Displacement and Contemporary Forms of Slavery

Statement by the Delegation of the United States of America
Human Rights Council – 48th Session

The United States thanks the Special Rapporteur for his analysis of the nexus between contemporary forms of slavery and displacement. We support the independence of his mandate.

We appreciate the report’s spotlight on Rohingya in Myanmar, as well as women, children, and others in vulnerable situations.  We continue to be concerned about the credible allegations of extensive forced labor practices against Uyghur Muslims and members of other religious and ethnic minority groups in the People’s Republic of China.

We are committed to working with the international community, private sector, and civil society to combat all contemporary forms of slavery.

The international community must do more to promote respect for the human rights and fundamental freedoms of those susceptible to contemporary slavery and hold accountable all perpetrators who violate or abuse their human rights.     

Question:  How can governments, civil society, and businesses work together to protect vulnerable populations susceptible to contemporary forms of slavery?