Thea Lee was named Deputy Undersecretary for International Affairs on May 10, 2021. She has been advocating for workers’ rights, both domestically and internationally, for over thirty years. She was president of the Economic Policy Institute, a progressive pro-worker Washington thinks tank, from January 2018 to May 2021, and an international trade economist at EPI in the 1990s. From 1997 to 2017, Lee worked at the AFL-CIO, a voluntary federation of 56 national and international labor unions that represent 12.5 million working men and women. At the AFL-CIO, she served as deputy chief of staff, policy director, and chief international economist.
The event focuses on addressing root causes of child labour in domestic and global supply chains, top to bottom.
The event will share the key components that constitute the driving force for Latin America and the Caribbean in the prevention and eradication of child labour.
The panel brings together global leaders shaping the future of supply chains to discuss how we can eliminate child labour by the SDG target date of 2025.