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Modern slavery: the "dark underbelly" of globalization

Siddharth Kara, “Modern Slavery” with Ms. Simone Monasebian, Director of the New York Office, UNODC

No country is "immune" from the scourge of modern slavery and the path that many of its victims take "can often by very similar". That's the warning from Siddharth Kara, who was at…

15 Oct 2017 / Listen /

Tackling child exploitation online focus of event at UN Headquarters

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Governments must allocate more resources towards stamping out online child pornography and child sexual exploitation, issues that affect all…

28 Sep 2017 / Listen /

Make human trafficking "a real priority" urges UN chief

High-level meeting of the General Assembly on the appraisal of the United Nations Global Plan of Action to Combat Trafficking in Persons

The scourge of human trafficking needs to become "a real priority for international cooperation," the UN Secretary-General urged on Wednesday.…

27 Sep 2017 / Listen /

40 million worldwide trapped in modern slavery: UN-backed report

New data shows 40 million in modern slavery and 152 million in child labour around the world. Photo: ILO/Marcel Crozet

More than 40 million people worldwide are trapped in modern slavery, while some 152 million children—or one in 10…

19 Sep 2017 / Listen /
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