Thematic brochure: Forced labour

Thematic brochure on Forced Labour produced by the ILO-IPEC project on Combating the worst forms of child labour in shrimp and seafood processing areas of Thailand.

The ILO estimates that 20.9 million or about three in every 1,000 of people worldwide are victims of forced labour. Of these, 90 per cent are exploited by private individuals and enterprises, while 10 per cent are forced to work by the state, by rebel military groups or in prisons under conditions which violate fundamental ILO standards. Forced sexual exploitation accounts for 22 per cent of all victims whereas forced labour exploitation makes up 68 per cent of the total.