Learning ObjectivesAt the end of this course you will be able to:
- Recall key concepts and laws to combat the trafficking of human beings for labour exploitation and recognize scale and scope of trafficking in human beings and forced labour.
- Identify key documents and policy drivers within the OSCE and why this topic is important to the OSCE and its procurement function.
- Explain the concept of due diligence, name the aims and stages of a due diligence process, and how it is used in the procurement.
- Debate the design of modern supply chains and how this affects human trafficking and labour exploitation risks.
- Identify your supply chain, explain where human trafficking and labour exploitation is more likely to occur, and recognize and assess human trafficking and labour exploitation risks in supply chains.
- Recall how the findings from your due diligence and risk analysis inform the procurement process.
- Describe how requirements against human trafficking and labour exploitation can be incorporated in the procurement process and name additional activities outside the core procurement process which can support the prevention and mitigation of human trafficking and labour exploitation..
This course consists of the following modules:
- Introduction to Combating Trafficking in Human Beings and Labour Exploitation in OSCE Supply Chains
- Human Trafficking and Labour Exploitation: Definitions and Concepts
- Due Diligence in Addressing Human Trafficking for Labour Exploitation
- How to Embed Anti-trafficking Requirements in the Procurement Process
This module introduces the course structure and explains why the topic of human trafficking and labour exploitation in supply chains is important to the OSCE
Module 1 takes you through a journey to understand the issue and prevalence of human trafficking and labour exploitation across the world and within supply chains.
Module 2 introduces you to risk identification and due diligence activities in supply chains.
Module 3 looks specifically at the procurement process and how you can embed requirements that address the issues in your everyday procurement activities.
This course (all modules) is mandatory for all procurement-related roles, specifically for CFAs, Procurement Officers, General Services Officers and Material Management Officers, Senior Procurement Assistants, and all staff at the Secretariat’s PCU.
This course is voluntary for all other staff and particularly recommended for staff working on combating trafficking in human beings. The individual course modules can be taken separately. Module 1 is relevant to all staff who would like to learn about human trafficking. Modules 2 and 3 provide more specialist knowledge on combating trafficking in human beings and labour exploitation in supply chains. The course is also relevant for staff interested in supply chain legislation, human rights assurance in supply chains, and due diligence.
Combating Trafficking in Human Beings and Labour Exploitation in Supply Chains - Guidance for OSCE Procurement available at: https://www.osce.org/cthb/502383
Advice and Support
Advice on combating trafficking in human beings in supply chains can be provided by the OSR/CTHB. For procurement related questions, please approach the DMF/PCU.
In case you have any questions or experience technical difficulties in completing this course, please contact LMS@osce.org.