Prime Minister Theresa May announced this week at the UN General Assembly that the UK will contribute £20M to the Global Fund to End Modern Slavery (GFEMS). The Prime Minister made this announcement at a roundtable she hosted for 36 other member states in which she issued a Call to Action to End Forced Labour, Modern Slavery, and Human Trafficking.
Prime Minister Theresa May and Secretary of State for International Development Priti Patel announced yesterday that the United Kingdom will contribute £20 million of funding to the Global Fund to End Modern Slavery. The announcement came during an event at the United Nations General Assembly, during which PM May also announced several other measures the UK will undertake to fight modern slavery.
Read PM May's full remarks here.
Read Secretary Patel's full remarks here.
We are pleased to announce that funding under the Program to End Modern Slavery has been awarded to the Global Fund to End Modern Slavery (GFEMS). Our sincere thanks goes to the Department of State’s Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons (TIP Office) for their leadership and commitment to combat the horrific crime of modern day slavery, as well as to all of the non-governmental organizations, members of congress, and other champions around the world who have partnered with us in this new and innovative approach. We are particularly grateful to Senator Bob Corker, the Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, who pursued this issue in a bipartisan manner and worked tirelessly to make it a reality.
We are convinced that a concerted, global effort focused on measurable outcomes, and involving both public and private investment, will be a game-changer in the fight to end modern day slavery. In the coming months, we look forward to working in close cooperation with the State Department and our other partners as we leverage these critical funds from the US Government to rally other donor governments and private entities to this unprecedented movement.
The U.S. Department of State is pleased to announce a groundbreaking $25 million award to the Global Fund to End Modern Slavery for transformational programs around the world to reduce the prevalence of modern slavery – also known as human trafficking.