SLAVERY LIVES ON SAYS UNODC AND UNESCO

BY KEITH NUTHALL

UN cultural organisation UNESCO and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) have both released reports saying that slavery is alive and well across the world, despite its legal abolition. UNESCO's paper Unfinished Business says human trafficking, sexual servitude and child labour have similar aspects to historical slave systems. The UNODC report Global Report on Trafficking in Persons goes further, saying its report "increases our understanding of modern slave markets". It notes 79% of trafficking is for sexual ...


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