Sri Lanka’s Migrant Worker rights highlighted at Consumer Goods Global Summit

Sri Lanka’s Migrant Worker rights highlighted at Consumer Goods Global Summit

Sri Lanka’s Migrant Worker rights highlighted at Consumer Goods Global Summit

Written by Staff Writer

17 Jun, 2018 | 12:04 pm

June 15, 2018, (Singapore) – The world’s largest Consumer Goods forum was held recently in Singapore, on the sidelines of the historic meeting between the leaders of the US and North Korea. The annual Summit is exclusively reserved for CEOs and corporate leaders and aims at bringing retailers, manufacturers, and their services providers together to discuss future business trends and share knowledge and best practices for overcoming today’s most pressing challenges.

Addressing this year’s summit were global luminaries such as former US Secretary of State, Madeline Albright, James Quincy-President of Coca-Cola and S. Iswaran- Singapore’s Minister of Information.

Capital Maharaja Group Director Chevaan Daniel addressed the Global Ethical Employment Forum, co-hosted by the Summit on a panel that included a member of Hong Kong’s Legislature and the Australian Ambassador on People Smuggling. The only Sri Lankan speaker at the summit, he highlighted the importance of the Bali Process led by Australian business magnate Andrew Forrest and the critical need for a global stand against modern-day slavery, particularly in the case of the Sri Lankan migrant worker.

“We seem to be exporting our potential, and importing brokenness”, was one of the key remarks made by Daniel as quotes from his speech were tweeted and retweeted by the audience, giving it significant social media traction.

Approximately1.5 Million Sri Lankans are currently employed as migrant workers in the Middle-East, most as unskilled domestic help, almost exclusively women.

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