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Trends in Child Labour and the Way Forward
23 January 2019
Some countries have achieved a significant decline in child labour in recent years, while others have seen progress against child labour stagnate or even reverse. What are the reasons for this?
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Effective Sanctions to Fight Labour Exploitation Through Data
Law Enforcement 22 January 2019 CONTINUE READING
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UNODC Releases Latest TIP Reports
16 January 2019
The UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) released the 2018 Global Report on Trafficking in Persons and Trafficking in Persons in the context of armed conflict, which provides an overview of patterns and flows of trafficking in persons at global, regional and national levels in 142 countries. UNODC found that the number of trafficking victims has increased and that […]
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The Child Labour Risk Identification Model: A Regional Contribution to Achieve Target 8.7
Measurement and Statistical Methods 16 January 2019
The Latin America and Caribbean region has seen one of the greatest decreases in child labour, from having 20 million child and adolescent workers in 2000 to 10.5 million in 2016. Even so, to achieve Target 8.7 on time and sustainably by 2025, there is an urgent need to create policies that have a direct […]
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EU Lifts ‘Yellow Card’ on Thailand Fishing Industry
15 January 2019
The European Commission has lifted its “yellow card” against Thailand, recognizing the country’s efforts to prevent, deter and eliminate illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing. Since first warned in 2015, Thailand has amended its legal framework, established a deterrent regime and improved its monitoring, control and surveillance systems.
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Sudan: From People Smuggling to Human Trafficking
Migration and Displacement 9 January 2019
Migrants into or through Sudan have few options, which leaves them vulnerable to exploitation – transforming people smuggling into human trafficking.
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Screening Migrant Workers in Thailand with New Technology
Economics, Business Regulation and Supply Chains 2 January 2019
UNU-CS embarked on a research project with partners to understand the role that digital technology can play to support frontline responders in identifying potential victims of forced labour and human trafficking.
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A Human Rights Approach to Measuring Modern Slavery
Measurement and Statistical Methods 26 December 2018
For more than 30 years, human rights scholars have been developing methods for measuring and analysing human rights. But this work has largely ignored the study of modern slavery, while slavery scholars themselves have not made best use of the lessons learned in the human rights measurement community.
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Fighting Modern Slavery in Supply Chains from the Bottom Up
Economics, Business Regulation and Supply Chains 20 December 2018
Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) has yielded little in terms of concrete results in terms of improving labour standards. As a growing body of evidence suggests, across several social and labour issue areas, there are serious gaps between CSR promises and actual outcomes.
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Symposium: What Works? 5 Lessons Learned on Slavery Risk for Policy Actors
17 December 2018
One year ago, the UK National Audit Office released Reducing modern slavery, a landmark review of the governance and effectiveness of key parts of the UK’s anti-slavery activities. Launching that report, Amyas Morse, the head of the Office, noted that: The campaign to drive out modern slavery is in the early stages. So far it […]
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