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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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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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El Salvador: UN expert calls on Government to protect victims of contemporary slavery

A United Nations human rights expert today called on the Government of El Salvador to develop and implement a wide range of initiatives to protect the victims of contemporary forms of slavery, such as forced labour and domestic servitude.

On slavery remembrance day, UN chief shines a light on African diaspora's legacy

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today highlighted the African diaspora's contributions to society, including culture, medicine, science and spirituality, as the global community gathered to honour the millions of Africans forcibly exploited by slavery.