Sudeep Kunwar John Morrison Sumitha Shaanthinni Kishna Paul Lalli

Opening Remarks & Featured Speakers

A Session by John Morrison , Sumitha Shaanthinni Kishna , Sudeep Kunwar and Paul Lalli

About this Session

The opening of GFRR 2024 will welcome participants in London and the online audience. We will use the Responsible Recruitment Register to assess progress. How many companies now have a policy that prohibits charging recruitment fees to workers? If they do what does that mean? How do we move from policy to practice? Representatives from business and civil society will express their hopes for the forum. We will also hear from a migrant worker from Qatar - How does he mark progress?

25 June 2024, 09:00 AM

Day 1 AM

09:00 AM - 10:00 AM

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About The Speakers

John Morrison

John Morrison

Chief Executive, Institute for Human Rights and Business

Sumitha Shaanthinni Kishna

Sumitha Shaanthinni Kishna

Founder and Director, Our Journey

Sumitha has 16 years of experience working on the ground with migrant workers and domestic workers' communities in Asia and bringing their perspectives and voices to conversations on migrants rights and protection.

Sudeep Kunwar

Sudeep Kunwar

Member / Country Coordinator, Shramik Sanjal

I am Sudeep, a migrant worker from Nepal who has been working in the Middle East since 2008. Witnessing vulnerable conditions such as wage theft and unethical recruitment, I volunteer with Shramik Sanjal to advocate for migrant workers' rights.

Paul Lalli

Paul Lalli

Global VP Human Rights, The Coca-Cola Company


Neill Wilkins

Neill Wilkins

Head of Migrant Workers Programme, Institute for Human Rights and Business

IHRB lead on migrant workers and responsible recruitment programme.