Summary of the ILO 2012 Global Estimate of Forced Labour

Using a new and improved statistical methodology, the ILO estimates that 20.9 million people are victims of forced labour globally, trapped in jobs into which they were coerced or deceived and which they cannot leave.

The executive summary presents the main results of the ILO 2012 Global estimate of forced labour, as well as the methodology used and some background information.