A Global Alliance against Forced Labour
Forced labour is a global problem, affecting almost all countries of the world. There are at least 12.3 million persons in forced labour today. Most victims are poverty-stricken people in Africa, Asia and Latin America, whose vulnerability is exploited by others for a profit. Yet over 350,000 women and men are also in forced labour in industrialized countries, trafficked for either labour or sexual exploitation.
With political will, forced labour can be eradicated. The ILO is promoting a Global Alliance to achieve this, with partner agencies pooling their efforts to wipe out all forced labour worldwide by 2015. This site promotes networking and information exchange, both on the disturbing facts and features of modern forced labour, and of innovative action by a range of partners to wipe it out once and for all.