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Media advisory

Alliance 8.7 to present the latest global estimates of modern slavery and child labour

Media advisory | 15 September 2017
NEW YORK (ILO News) – Two reports providing the latest global and regional estimates of the number of victims of modern slavery and child labour are to be released on 19 September.

The first report, Global estimates of modern slavery: Forced labour and forced marriage, provides the most recent and wide-ranging assessment currently available on the extent of forced labour and forced marriage. The report provides critical data broken down by gender, age and region.

The report was prepared by the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the Walk Free Foundation, in partnership with the International Organization for Migration (IOM).

The second report, Global estimates of child labour: Results and trends, 2012-2016, was produced by the ILO and provides the most recent data on the extent of child labour.

Launch details

The report and all associated media and information materials are under embargo and not for publication, broadcast or quotation before 00.01 ET (4.01 GMT) on 19 September.

The new global estimates will be launched at a high-level event at UN Delegates Dining Room South in New York starting at 17:30.

For more information, please go to the Alliance 8.7 website.

Embargoed electronic copies of the report and press release will be made available to journalists upon request as soon as they become available.

Media contacts

International Labour Organization:
Please contact the ILO Department of Communication and Public Information, +4122/799-7912,

Walk Free Foundation:
Please contact Martina Ucnikova, Head of Media and Communications, +61428/997-881,

International Organization for Migration:
Please contact Leonard Doyle, Head Media and Communications Division and IOM/Spokesperson, +4179/285-7123,