Profits and Poverty: The Economics of Forced Labour

  1. News release

    Forced labour generates annual profits of US$ 150 billion

    ILO's report finds illegal gain from forced labour of about 21 million people amounts to three times more than prior estimates.

  1. ILO's Director-General urges immediate action to eradicate forced labour

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    Profits and Poverty: The Economics of Forced Labour

    The study investigates the underlying factors that drive forced labour, of which a major one is illegal profits. Figures include a breakdown of profits by area of forced labour and by region.

    1. Full report - [pdf 1.2MB]
    2. Summary of the report - [pdf 0.1 MB‎ ]

Views on forced labour...

  1. from the ITUC

    Forced labour cannot be accepted by anybody

    Sharan Burrow - International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC)
  2. from employers

    Forced Labour: A private sector problem

    Ed Potter - Global Workplace Rights - Coca-Cola Company
  3. from a government

    Governments must support reinsertion of rescued forced-labourers

    Jonas Ratier Moreno - Brazilian Labour Prosecution Office and National Coordination for the Erradication of Forced Labour