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How Can We End Modern Slavery by 2030?

Author: Nick Grono, Freedom Fund & James Cockayne, UN University, on Huffington Post (USA), Published on: 3 December 2015

In two new reports we are publishing to mark the International Day for the Abolition of Slavery, our organizations argue that slavery is embedded throughout the global economy...Modern slaves can be found not only in ISIS-run slave markets in Syria, but also in the Congolese mines that supply minerals to make the world's smartphones, in South Asian brick kilns, in Thai fishing fleets that supply our supermarkets, and in the Brazilian charcoal industry. Slavery can be found in global garment supply chains, American agriculture, and on the construction sites for tomorrow's mega-sporting events...The International Labour Organization estimates the profits from slavery at $150 billion annually...Our reports argue that a a Global Partnership to End Modern Slavery could help coordinate efforts to protect global supply chains against slavery by creating roadmaps to help states and global brands and retailers undertake reforms...

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