“The G-15 remains convinced that the eradication of forced lablour is essential for the full enjoyment of human rights and human dignity. In this vein, the G-15 is committed to cooperate within the ILO and other agencies to combat this unlawful practice which accounts for the nearly 21 million souls that continue to be silent victims of this scourge.
Mr. W.J.L.U. Wijayaweera, Secretary of Labour and Labour Relations made this observation when he delivered the G-15 Joint Statement on behalf of G-15 Group at the 103rd Session of the International Labour Conference held from 28 May – June 12 2014 in Geneva.
Permanent Mission of Sri Lanka
12 June 2014