Unlocking Potential: Mobilizing Finance Against Slavery and Trafficking

This event presented the Liechtenstein Initiative's new report "A Blueprint for Mobilizing Finance Against Slavery and Trafficking".

This event showcased the final report of the Liechtenstein Initiative for a Financial Sector Commission on Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking, A Blueprint for Mobilizing Finance Against Slavery and Trafficking. The report, released during the United Nations General Assembly High-Level Week, sets out how financial sector actors can work through individual and collective action to address modern slavery and human trafficking.


H.E. Adrian Hasler

Prime Minister of Liechtenstein, Commission Co-Convenor

H.E. Stef Blok

Foreign Minister of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Commission Co-Convenor

Ambassador Christian Wenaweser

Permanent Representative of Liechtenstein to the United Nations

Clare Walsh

Deputy Secretary, Global Cooperation, Development and Partnerships Group, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Government of Australia

Professor Muhammad Yunus

Founder of Grameen Foundation, Nobel Laureate and Commission Co-Convenor

Fiona Reynolds

CEO of the Principles of Responsible Investment, Chair of the Commission

Dr Jean Baderschneider

CEO of the Global Fund to End Modern Slavery, Commissioner

Barry Koch LLC


James Kofi Annan

Founder of Challenging Heights, Commissioner and Survivor

Timea Nagy Payne

Founder of Timea’s Cause, Commissioner and Survivor

Prof. Anita Ramasastry

Member of the UN Working Group on Business and Human Rights, Commissioner

Frederick Reynolds

Global Head of Financial Crime Legal at Barclays, Commissioner

Professor Simon Tay

Chairman of the Singapore Institute of International Affairs, Commissioner

Dr James Cockayne

United Nations University Centre for Policy Research