Hong Kong's laws on human trafficking are too narrow and fragmented to protect victims, says a report published today.
It says the city's focus on trafficking for prostitution means it is failing to address the wider problem of forced labour.
LIVINGSTONE residents have been urged to be alert and guard against cases of forced labour and human trafficking as the city prepares to co-host the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) General Assembly in August this year.
When the recent textile factory disasters in Bangladesh revealed the conditions in which thousands of workers toil to bring the world cheap clothing, many of us decided we could do without some of the high street brands which tacitly enable such modern slavery to flourish.
Rabat — Morocco needs tougher laws to combat human trafficking, a United Nations envoy warns.
Upon invitation of the government, United Nations Special Rapporteur Joy Ngozi Ezeilo just visited Rabat, Casablanca and Tangier to assess the magnitude of the problem in the kingdom.
It would be easy to dismiss Sutovic as grief-crazed, desperate to refute claims that her son was a heroin addict who died as a result of his own actions.
By Guy Ryder, Special for CNN
Editor’s Note: Guy Ryder is the Director-General of the International Labour Organization. This week it is launching The Work in Freedom program, an initiative funded by the UK Department for International Development which aims to help 100,000 women and girls from Bangladesh, India and Nepal who are in forced labor in countries including Lebanon, Jordan, the United Arab Emirates and India.
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - U.N. peacekeepers will start operations in Mali on July 1 after the U.N. Security Council gave the green light on Tuesday for the mission, which will be the world body's third largest when fully deployed by the end of this year, envoys and officials said.