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With more, faster & better action we can end forced labour.

We are an umbrella network that brings together businesses and their representative organizations of all sizes and sectors in 187 ILO member States.

Global facts and figures

Over 27 million people

are in forced labour globally.

Of them, 17.3 million

are working in the private economy, excluding commercial sexual exploitation.

Some 3.3 million

are children.

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Trafficking Risks in Sub-Saharan Supply Chains

This website by Verité features reports on 22 major African export commodities, and on all 49 sub-Saharan African countries. The reports provide information about industry and national characteristics relevant to trafficking risk, as well as an analysis of risk factors associated with each commodity and country. The site also shares resources for companies e.g. on compliance systems.

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