Combat Trafficking With Italian Carabinieri Labour Inspectors| 7mins
Director: ILO & Karen Naets Sekiguchi | Producer: ILO & Karen Naets Sekiguchi
Focus Years: 2009 | Country: Switzerland
Twenty-one billion dollars: thatâ€™s how much the victims of forced labour lost in wages and in fees paid to agencies last year worldwide, according to â€œThe Cost of Coercionâ€, the ILOâ€™s Global Report on the economic costs of coercive labour practices. And the plague of forced labour is going global, now becoming part of the fabric of even the wealthiest and most progressive societies. This elite unit monitors the application of labour law and social security to combat illegal and disguised employment, exploitation of labour in sweatshops, trafficking in human beings and works toward the elimination of inhuman working conditions, including slavery.