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The conference provided participants with a platform to discuss relevant international frameworks and instruments, the magnitude of trafficking for labour exploitation in the private economy, the roles of governments and the private sector, along with OSCE projects and activities to prevent human trafficking in the private sector. They also discussed how to build on existing experience and lessons learned in other countries around the world and identified promising prevention methods and measures to minimize the risk of human trafficking.
"We need to work together to prevent human trafficking in a comprehensive way through improving economic competitiveness and connectivity and creating decent working conditions for workers. The goal must be to create a level playing field for businesses trying to do the right thing, especially when 90 per cent of all forced labour occurs in the private economy," said Madina Jarbussynova, OSCE Special Representative and