ENDING CHILD LABOR, FORCED LABOR & HUMAN TRAFFICKING IN GLOBAL SUPPLY CHAINS #childlabor

GENEVA (News) – A new report indicates that a significant share of child labour and human trafficking in global supply chains occurs at their lower tiers, in activities such as raw material extraction and agriculture, making due diligence, visibility and traceability challenging. The report, Ending child labour, forced labour and human trafficking in global supply chains , provides the first ever estimates of child labour and human trafficking in global supply chains.

Amongst those in child labour, the percentage in global supply chains varies across regions:
·         26 per cent in Eastern and South-Eastern Asia.
·         22 per cent in Latin America and the Caribbean.
·         12 per cent in Central and Southern Asia.
·         12 per cent in sub-Saharan Africa.
·         9 per cent in northern Africa and Western Asia.

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