The Bali Process Government and Business Forum has been developed as a cooperative business and government initiative to combat modern slavery and human trafficking in the Indo-Pacific region.
The Bali Process Government and Business Forum brings together government representatives from 45 countries, 3 United Nations organisations and members of the private sector. The Forum, which was held in August 2017 and co-chaired by Andrew Forrest and Eddy Sariaatmadja, provided a unique opportunity for information sharing and implementing partnerships with the joint goal of ending modern slavery.
The Forum is envisaged to have the joint outcome of promoting good business practices across the private sector while also encouraging legislative changes by government. Cooperation across government and the private sector is needed to end modern slavery and the Bali Process Government and Business Forum is a positive step towards putting an end to this crime in the Indo-Pacific region.
The Forum provides the opportunity to unite accomplished business leaders and government representatives to explore the issue of modern slavery and develop comprehensive solutions to eradicate this crime. The inclusion of business leaders allows for a corporate perspective where governments can be provided with input on policies and best practice.