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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

Some 28 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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How to fight forced labour: Short training podcasts for SMEs

Are you a small- or medium-sized enterprise owner or employee? Then this podcast series is for you. In three short episodes we introduce you to forced labour, share the latest figures, show you how to spot the signs, and point you in the direction of useful tools and resources. Even better, we introduce you to three SME owners/directors who are taking on forced labour and child labour and making a difference.

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The ILO Forced Labour Observatory

This ILO platform provides comprehensive global and country information on forced labour, including information on international and national legal and institutional frameworks, enforcement, prevention (including fair recruitment and due diligence), protection, access to justice, remedies, and more.

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