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Nearly 21 million workers are trapped in forced labour, the ILO warns

Governments, business leaders and trade unions around the world are being urged by the International Labour Organization to take urgent action to stop forced labour. In its latest report, the ILO says that nearly 21 million people are victims of forced labour. The agency is warning that the number may increase during the current global economic crisis. ILO Radio interviewed with Beate Andrees, Head of the ILO's Special Action Programme to Combat Forced Labour.

Audio | 01 June 2012
Reference: http://audio.ilo.org/ramgen/ilo/dcomm/english/iloontv/2012/bandreesonforcedlabour.mp3?usehostname

Tags: forced labour, human rights

Regions and countries covered: Global

Unit responsible: Department of Communication (DCOMM)

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