modern slavery

UN rights expert urges States to step-up anti-slavery efforts to protect most vulnerable during COVID-19 

A UN human rights expert urged governments on Tuesday to increase protection for those millions of workers, who due to the COVID-19 pandemic, risk being pushed into exploitative jobs that are tantamount to slavery.
 

New UN data tool shows 'mismatch' between government aid and places modern slavery exists

A new interactive data tool created by the UN University Centre for Policy Research, which shows a mismatch between where modern slavery occurs, and where governments are spending resources to address it, could help make a positive impact on policy debates surrounding the issue.

Over 40 million people caught in modern slavery, 152 million in child labour – UN

More than 40 million people around the world were victims of modern slavery – forced labour and forced marriage – in 2016, a United Nations study has found, revealing the true scale of such practices that disproportionately affect women and girls.