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Crime syndicates using slaves

We attach the Report on the Role of organized criminal groups with regard to contemporary forms of slavery – Note by the Secretary-General

Sri Lanka

We attch the Report of the Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of slavery in Sri Lanka

Child labor in Kenya and Tanzania

August 11, 2022. Children are increasingly involved in sand mining in Kenya and Tanzania. The illegal sand trade occurs in mostly remote areas. Mined sand is widely used in the construction industry.

Day of the African Child

Thursday, June 16, 2022 The Day of the African Child was established by the Organisation of African Unity on June 22, 1991. The date chosen commemorates June 16, 1976, when 10,000 to 20,000 black high school children marched in a column more than half a mile long in Soweto. They were protesting against being forced […]

World Day Against Child Labor

Sunday, June 12, 2022 is the World Day Against Child Labor. In 2002, the International Labour Organization launched the World Day Against Child Labour to focus attention on the global extent of child labour and the action and efforts needed to eliminate it. The World Day brings together governments, employers and workers organizations, civil society, […]

Child labor in agriculture

May 30, 2022 A group of UN human rights experts have welcomed the adoption of the Durban Call to Action on the Elimination of Child Labor on 20 May 2022 by representatives of governments, workers’ and employers’ organizations, UN agencies, civil society and regional organizations attending the 5th Global Conference on the Elimination of Child Labour […]

Traditional slavery in Mauritania

May 13, 2022. During 4 – 13 May 2022, the UN Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of slavery, Tomoya Obokata, is visiting Nouakchott and Nouadhibou in the Islamic Republic of Mauritania in West Africa to investigate and report on the persistence of descent-based slavery, as well as the social, economic and political situation of former slaves. […]

Anniversary death William Lloyd Garrison

May 24, 1879: Death of William Lloyd Garrison (US abolitionist)

1904 International Agreement on Trafficking in Women and Girls

May 18, 1904: International Agreement for the Suppression of the White Slave Traffic 1904 (Arrangement international en vue d’assurer une protection efficace contre Ie trafic criminel connu sous Ie nom de “Traite des Blanches” 1904) was adopted in Paris on May 18, 1904. It is the first trafficking convention. Adopted in Paris in 1904 Background […]

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