Modern slavery

THE HAGUE, Netherlands | North Korean files slavery complaint in Netherlands

THE HAGUE, Netherlands— A North Korean worker who claims he is a victim of modern slavery in a Polish shipyard has filed a criminal complaint against a Dutch shipbuilder that bought products from the Polish firm, an activist group said Thursday. The Global Legal Action Network said in a statement that the man “endured 12-hour … Continue reading THE HAGUE, Netherlands | North Korean files slavery complaint in Netherlands

WASHINGTON | Trump says US stepping up fight against human trafficking

WASHINGTON — The U.S. is stepping up the fight against human trafficking until it can be stamped out “once and for all,” President Donald Trump said Thursday, calling for an end to “modern slavery.” Trump delivered remarks at the White House at the annual meeting of the Interagency Task Force to Monitor and Combat Trafficking … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump says US stepping up fight against human trafficking

United States | Deputy Secretary Sullivan Co-Hosts UNGA Side Event on Human Trafficking With U.K. Secretary of State for International Development Penny Mordaunt and Six Other Governments

United States | The below is attributable to Spokesperson Heather Nauert:‎ Deputy Secretary John J. Sullivan today co-hosted a public event on the margins of the 73rd session of the UN General Assembly entitled “Stepping up Action to End Forced Labour, Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking,” proudly joining the governments of Argentina, Australia, Bangladesh, Bahrain, … Continue reading United States | Deputy Secretary Sullivan Co-Hosts UNGA Side Event on Human Trafficking With U.K. Secretary of State for International Development Penny Mordaunt and Six Other Governments

LONDON | Global slavery report slams North Korea, repressive regimes

LONDON — Modern slavery is most prevalent in North Korea and other repressive regimes, but developed nations also bear responsibility for it because they import $350 billion worth of goods that are produced under suspicious circumstances, according to research released Thursday. The Global Slavery Index estimates that 40.3 million people worldwide were subjected to modern … Continue reading LONDON | Global slavery report slams North Korea, repressive regimes