September 16, 2019
 In 2024-Forced Labour

Topic: 2024-Forced Labour
Country: Indonesia
Delegate Name: Shangyang Xia

Forced labour, as defined by the International Labour Organization (ILO) Convention No.29, is a grave violation of human rights that persists across the globe, affecting millions of individuals and hindering socio-economic development. Indonesia recognizes the urgency of addressing this issue and is committed to collaborating with the international community to combat forced labour effectively.

The Covid-19 pandemic exacerbated the prevalence of forced labour, particularly in sectors such as services, manufacturing, construction, agriculture, and domestic work. The disruption of income streams forced many vulnerable workers into debt bondage, amplifying their susceptibility to exploitation. Indonesia acknowledges the need for targeted interventions to address the root causes of forced labour, including poverty, lack of access to education, and economic instability.

Detection of forced labour remains a significant challenge, especially in remote settings such as at sea. Indonesia emphasizes the importance of enhancing mechanisms for identifying signs of forced labour, particularly through improved monitoring and enforcement measures. Additionally, greater international cooperation is needed to address jurisdictional complexities and ensure that perpetrators of forced labour are held accountable.

In addressing the issue of forced labour, Indonesia advocates for a multi-faceted approach that encompasses economic incentives, legal frameworks, and educational initiatives. We believe that incentivizing compliance with labour standards, strengthening enforcement mechanisms, and raising awareness among vulnerable populations are crucial steps toward eradicating forced labour.

Furthermore, Indonesia underscores the importance of international cooperation in supporting national efforts to combat forced labour. By fostering dialogue and sharing best practices, countries can work together to develop effective strategies for preventing and addressing forced labour in all its forms.

In conclusion, Indonesia is committed to working collaboratively with the international community to combat forced labour and uphold the fundamental rights and dignity of all individuals. By addressing the root causes of forced labour, enhancing detection mechanisms, and fostering international cooperation, we can make significant strides toward ending this egregious violation of human rights.