Strengthening efforts to combat modern slavery
Today, over 40 million people worldwide are being subjected to some form of modern slavery, such as forced labour or forced marriage. The Government is now launching a new strategy to combat modern slavery. ‘Modern slavery in all its forms deprives people of their liberty and is a violation of human rights. As well as taking direct action to stop these unacceptable forms of exploitation and abuse, we must unite globally and raise our voices to demand an end to modern slavery,’ said Minister of International Development Dag-Inge Ulstein.