The number of people who do forced labor, or who are married against their will, has reached nearly 50 million in recent years.

As the International Labor Organization (ILO) reports, crises such as the COVID-19 pandemic, armed conflicts and climate change have increased barriers to employment and education.

Where, according to the latest report, it is said that extreme poverty and forced migration have increased.

Although the United Nations aims to eradicate all forms of modern slavery by 2030, the number of people subjected to these abuses has increased by 10 million between 2016 and 2021.


According to the study, by the end of last year, 28 million people had done forced labor, while 22 million were forced to live in unwanted marriages.

This means that nearly one in every 150 people in the world is affected by modern forms of slavery.


"It is shocking that the situation of modern slavery is not improving.

Nothing can justify such abuse of a basic human right", said Guy Ryder, ILO leader.

Also, the report emphasizes the situation in China.

Many UN agencies have warned of the possibility of forced labor in this country, especially in the Xinjiang region, where Beijing is accused of detaining over a million Uyghurs and other Muslim minorities.


Many international human rights organizations consider China's treatment of the Uyghurs as "genocide".