forced labour

Modern slavery: the “dark underbelly” of globalization

No country is “immune” from the scourge of modern slavery and the path that many of its victims take “can often by very similar”.

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“Poverty and lack of education” increases slavery

Lack of education and poverty pushes people into forced labour and slavery according to the International Labour Organisation (ILO).

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Kuwait urged to counter exploitation of domestic workers

Kuwait has been urged by an independent UN human rights expert to strengthen measures to prevent the exploitation and abuse of domestic workers.

Many of the foreign workers are trafficked for forced labour.

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“Only one out of 100 people are rescued” from human trafficking

Only one out of 100 people are rescued from human trafficking according to a senior UN official working on the issue.

Simone Monasebian is head of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) in New York.

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Forced labour is “like a virus” the head of ILO says

Forced labour is “like a virus” because of its capacity to mutate, the head of the International Labour Organization (ILO) has said.

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Victims of forced labour lose over $20 billion per year in earnings, finds UN study

Victims of forced labour lose an estimated $20 billion ever year in unpaid earnings, according to a new report by the United Nations labour agency, which calls for increased action to eradicate the scourge.