Trukai chief for Bali Process talk

TRUKAI Industries chief executive Greg Worthington-Eyre is the speaker for a business lunch in Port Moresby where he will speak about the Bali Process Government and Business Forum.
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Greg Worthington Eyre

Staff Reporter

The event takes place at on July 5 from 12 noon to 2pm at the Laguna Hotel.
 
Worthington-Eyre's talk forms part of a series of initiatives to promote the implementation of the Bali Process.
 
In 2002, the Bali Process on people smuggling, trafficking in people and related transnational crime was established as a regional forum for policy dialogue, information sharing and practical cooperation to help the region address these shared challenges.
 
Responsible ministers from signatory countries acknowledged that governments had the key responsibility for responding to these human rights abuses but to effectively combat them, partnership with business was essential.
 
"Operating across borders and industries, businesses have unique tools and leverage to respond to the risk of abusive practices. Ending modern slavery is no longer just a moral call; but should be rigorously promoted among business and government as a collective endeavour," the Bali Process states.
 
In 2016, at the sixth Bali Process ministerial conference, governments decided to engage more closely with the private sector to combat these crimes.
 
The Bali Process government and business forum was created as a business track of the Bali Process, and was launched in 2017 in Perth, Western Australia.
 
Foreign Minister Rimbink Pato represented the Papua New Guinea government at this event, while Worthington-Eyre was asked to represent the business community. This is a follow up to the Perth meeting.
 
The presentation will include an overview of the process and the role of business in combating the horrific practice of slavery and forced labour.
 
"While it is generally recognised that PNG's issues in this area are at best minimal, or widely unrecognised, it is important that a line be drawn between sustainable farming and living in PNG and the detention of children engaged in family business or farming from entering the education system.
 
"More importantly, many of our member's businesses are engaged in extended supply chains that reach into areas around the world where these practices are present. This process is the first step in engaging businesses in PNG to join the pledge to eradicate such practices from their supply chains and business relationships. If we all do this together, then together we win. No one company can battle this scourge on global society, hence the importance of the businesses of PNG in collaborating on this issue," the Bali Process states.
 
The event costs K90 for Port Moresby Chamber of Commerce and Industry members and K100 per person for non members. Bookings may be done through contacting Idau Arua at frontdesk@pomcci.com

 

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