UN-backed report: 40 million worldwide trapped within modern slavery
20.09.2017 08:02 "Agro Perspectiva" (Kyiv) —
As of now, over 40 million people worldwide are trapped within modern slavery, while some 152 million children (or one within 10 globally) are subjected to forced labour, UN Radio says referring to the ILO (UN International Labour Organization) two recent reports.
It is to be admitted, the two reports lay out new research on what the authors say is «the true scale» of these problems.
The first report, which focuses on forced labour and forced marriage, admits that women and girls account for 71% of those affected.
They also represent a staggering 99% of victims of forced labour in the commercial sex industry and 84 % of forced marriages.
In meanwhile, the second report outlines global estimates of child labour, which is mostly concentrated within agriculture. It says now worldwide 64 million girls and 88 million boys aged 5 to 17 are affected.
The majority are in Africa, followed by Asia and the Pacific.
In meanwhile, ILO Chief Guy Ryder stresses that «the message…. is very clear: the world won’t be in a position to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals unless we dramatically boost our efforts to fight these scourges».