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   Association for Emancipation, Solidarity and Equality of Women.

Ending child labour, forced labour & Human trafficking in global supply chains

GENEVA (News) – A new report indicates that a significant share of child labour and human trafficking in global supply chains occurs at their lower tiers, in activities such as raw material extraction and agriculture, making due diligence, visibility and traceability challenging. The report, Ending child labour, forced labour and human trafficking in global supply chains , provides the first ever estimates of child labour and human trafficking in global supply chains.

Amongst those in child labour, the percentage in global supply chains varies across regions:

  • 26 per cent in Eastern and South-Eastern Asia.

  • 22 per cent in Latin America and the Caribbean.

  • 12 per cent in Central and Southern Asia.

  • 12 per cent in sub-Saharan Africa.

  • 9 per cent in northern Africa and Western Asia.


Direct Link to Full 114-Page 2019 Report:

Source: WUNRN – 20.11.2019


World Toilet Day highlights the continuing struggle for safe water and sanitation across the pan-European region

Over 31 million people in the pan-European region lack access to basic sanitation services and 314 000 people still practice open defecation. The impact is clear, as every day, 14 people die of diarrhoea in the region because of inadequate water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH). In addition, there are significant inequalities in access to basic sanitation services between rural and urban areas, and between rich and poor communities – affecting households, schools and hospitals. The release of untreated wastewater to the environment also constitutes a significant problem in the region.

World Toilet Day, celebrated on 19 November, is an important occasion that reminds us of the need for safe sanitation services for the well-being of all. “Recognize that a toilet is not just a toilet,” explains Dr Piroska Östlin, Regional Director for Europe a.i. “It protects your dignity, your health, and the health of those around you.”

Source: WUNRN – 19.11.2019


Fighting Child Poverty - The Child Guarantee

Direct Link to Full 12-Page 2019 European Parliament Document:

Source: WUNRN – 15.11.2019


Improving the coordination of efforts against trafficking in persons

Direct Link to Full 10-Page 2019 UN General Assembly Resolution

Source: WUNRN – 17.11.2019


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