CPA UK's Adeline Dumoulin Addresses Policy Forum on Sports Trafficking in Côte d’Ivoire

Published 18 March 2024

CPA UK's Adeline Dumoulin addresses the policy forum

CPA UK's Adeline Dumoulin addresses the policy forum

In January this year CPA UK's Adeline Dumoulin, our Modern Slavery programme lead, was invited to address the Policy Forum on Creating a Level Playing Field: Building Sustainable and Regular Migration Pathways for African Athletes, a joint event hosted by IOM, UN Network on Migration and Mission 89 on the margins of the CAF African Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Côte d’Ivoire.

Adeline, who has previously addressed the UN General Assembly on the issue of sports trafficking, was invited to the event as one of its key moderators. 

Against the backdrop of the CAF African Cup of Nations (AFCON), the forum highlighted the vulnerabilities of athletes, particularly in Africa, to deceptive recruitment, poor working conditions, and forced labour, emphasizing the imperative for policy and legislative responses. By fostering actionable discourse, the event aimed to contribute significantly to SDG targets 8.7 and 10.7 related to eradicating forced labour and enhancing safe and orderly migration while advocating for the protection of athletes’ rights and dignity.

A full report on the forum has now been published, which you can read here: