Forced Labor and Slavery

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New Drive on Forced Labor and Slavery

Renewed efforts to raise effective legal barriers to systems of forced labor, and to wipe out remnants of human servitude still found in parts of the world today, are to be made this spring by organs of the United Nations. Since 1949 the Economic and Social Council and the International Labor Organization have been conducting inquiries into the extent of forced labor and slavery and adopting resolutions condemning such institutions as violative of fundamental human rights. This year the member governments will be asked to support stronger measures, including two proposed conventions, designed to eliminate forced or slave labor and all traces of traffic in slaves.

The Economic and Social Council has completed the first draft of a new ...

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