Ambassador Luis CdeBaca will share insights from his distinguished career as a lawyer, diplomat and now researcher, combatting labour exploitation and human trafficking in global supply chains. Ambassador CdeBaca will speak to decent work as a development and counter-trafficking objective, providing a case study of the renowned Coalition of Immokalee Workers Fair Food Campaign in the United States.
This event is co-hosted with the Transnational Research Institute on Corruption.
Ambassador CdeBaca graduated from Iowa State University (BA, 1990) and attended the University of Michigan Law School (JD, 1993) where he was editor of the Michigan Law Review. He is the recipient of the Secretary of State’s Distinguished Honor Award, the Attorney General’s Distinguished Service Award, the Attorney General’s John Marshall Award, and the Director’s Award from the Executive Office of United States Attorneys.
Ambassador CdeBaca served in the Obama administration as ambassador-at-large and senior advisor to the Secretary of State on trafficking in persons. One of the country’s most decorated federal prosecutors, he has built his litigation record into policy, transforming US anti-trafficking efforts and including voices of victims, workers, and communities in decision-making.» read more
The Seasonal Worker Programme now attracts over 6,000 workers each year from the Pacific and Timor-Leste to Australia to work on Australian farms. From 2015 to 2017, the World Bank carried out a comprehensive evaluation examining the impacts of the scheme. Its new report, Maximizing the Development Impacts from Temporary Migration: Recommendations for Australia’s Seasonal Worker Programme, examines the benefits and costs of the scheme for households in the Pacific, as well as the experiences of workers in Australia, and includes recommendations for reform.
This public forum will launch and discuss the report.
Senator the Hon Concetta Fierravanti-Wells, Minister for International Development and the Pacific
Senator Claire Moore, Shadow Minister for International Development and the Pacific
Michel Kerf, Country Director - Papua New Guinea & Pacific Islands, World Bank
Michael Fryszer, Managing Director, Connect Group
Melissa Denning, Assistant Labour Attache, Embassy of Timor-Leste
Jesse Doyle, Social Protection Economist, World Bank» read more