Forced Labour in Asia and the Pacific

In Asia and the Pacific forced labour, human trafficking and modern slavery remain a significant problem. According to the ILO’s most recent figures more than 11 million people in Asia Pacific are victims of forced labour; accounting for well over half of the global estimated number of 21 million victims. Estimated another way, at least three in every 1000 people in Asia-Pacific are in forced labour, trapped in jobs into which they were coerced or deceived and which they cannot leave. Domestic work, agriculture, construction, manufacturing and entertainment are among the sectors where forced labour is most often found.