An estimated 45.8 million people live in modern slavery. The International Labour Organization estimates that global profits from forced labour surpass US$150 billion per annum, suggesting that slavery, forced labour and human trafficking are more profitable than the global arms trade. Today, non-state armed groups like Da’esh/Islamic State and Boko Haram actively promote slavery both as a means to finance themselves and as a method of war.
This video accompanies the report which distills insights from a two-day workshop organised by the United Nations University with the support of the Permanent Missions of the United Kingdom and of Liechtenstein to the United Nations, Thomson Reuters and the Grace Farms Foundation. The workshop brought together some 110 participants from permanent missions to the United Nations, UN entities, national law enforcement agencies, financial intelligence units, the technology sector, the financial sector, media, and civil society.
Forced labour is a recognised issue in open ocean fishing, but historically the scale of this crime has been very hard to track. When a joint research team from Global Fishing Watch, emLab at UC Santa Barbara, and Liberty Shared was trying to find o...Read More
The Investor Alliance for Human Rights hosted this webinar to inform how institutional investors can be connected to harmful impacts on human rights defenders through their investments.
On the 8th April, the Global Initiative against Transnational Organised Crime co-hosted a webinar with the UN Global Compact on 21st Century cybercrime threats and the challenges they present to human security and human rights. The panel featured the following speakers drawn...