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The Foreigner Norway ratifies 1930 ILO Forced Labour Convention. GENEVA: Norway ratified the 2014 Protocol to the International Labour Organisation’s Forced Labour Convention, Friday, being the second country to do so. The ILO estimates that 21 million people are victims of forced labour around the world, generating approximately USD 150bn a year in illicit profits. Victims are exploited in agriculture, fishing, domestic work, construction, manufacturing, mining and other economic activities.

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Norway ratifies 1930 ILO Forced Labour Convention

Published on Sunday, 22nd November, 2015 at 20:43 under the news category, by Marit Fosse.

GENEVA: Norway ratified the 2014 Protocol to the International Labour Organisation’s Forced Labour Convention, Friday, being the second country to do so.



The ILO estimates that 21 million people are victims of forced labour around the world, generating approximately USD 150bn a year in illicit profits.

Victims are exploited in agriculture, fishing, domestic work, construction, manufacturing, mining and other economic activities.

Women and girls, in particular, are subjected to commercial sexual exploitation. 

According to ILO research, forced labour is not an issue solely in developing (poor) economies.

Profits from forced labour are higher in developed economies and the European Union than they are anywhere else in the world. 

Steffen Kongstad, Norway’s ambassador to the United Nations and other international organizations, commented on his country’s role in bringing the protocol into force.

“It is important for all countries to recognize the issue of modern slavery and that it must be a top priority on their agendas to eradicate it once and for all,” stated Mr Kongstad.

A pleased ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder, said in a statement that “Norway’s ratification will help millions of children, women and men reclaim their freedom and dignity.”

“It represents a strong call to other member States to renew their commitment to protect forced labourers, where ever they may be,” he added. 

The move is viewed as being highly significant, because the adopted protocol will take effect 12 months after being ratified by two member states – Niger was first out.

The new framework to fight forced labour and modern slavery will come into force on 9th November 2016.




Published on Sunday, 22nd November, 2015 at 20:43 under the news category, by Marit Fosse.

This post has the following tags: work, foreigners, forcedlabour, immigration.





  
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