Ms Beate Andrees is the Chief of the ILO’s Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work Branch, based in Geneva, Switzerland. The Branch promotes policy development, carries out research, and provides technical advisory services on child labour, forced labour, non- discrimination and freedom of association and collective bargaining. Previously, Beate Andrees acted as the head of the ILO Special Action Programme to Combat Forced Labour. In this role, she coordinated the ILO’s efforts towards the adoption of a new Protocol and Recommendation on contemporary forms of forced labour in June 2014 and managed technical cooperation programmes in various countries. Before joining the ILO, she worked for the German Parliament and as a lecturer at the Free University of Berlin, Germany. She has published widely on issues related to fundamental labour rights, migration and human trafficking.