GENEVA Jack Conklin Camo Jersey , Sept. 19 (Xinhua) -- An estimated 40 million people are today trapped in modern slavery, mostly women and girls, and 152 million children are subject to child labor, almost one in ten around the world, a latest UN report revealed on Tuesday.
The new research, developed jointly by the International Labor Organization (ILO) Jonnu Smith Camo Jersey , the Walk Free Foundation, and the International Organization for Migration (IOM), has revealed the true scale of modern slavery around the world.
The data, released during the UN General Assembly, shows that among the 40 million people trapped in modern slavery, 29 million Taywan Taylor Camo Jersey , or 71 percent, are women and girls. One in four victims of modern slavery are children, which totals about 10 million.
Meanwhile, some 152 million children, including 64 million girls and 88 million boys, are subject to child labor Adoree' Jackson Camo Jersey , accounting for almost one in ten children around the world, the report says. The largest part of them, or 72.1 million, are living in Africa, followed by Asia and the Pacific with 62 million, the Americas with 10.7 million Corey Davis Camo Jersey , Europe and Central Asia with 5.5 million, and the Arab States with 1.2 million.
The report also finds out that an estimated 25 million people were in forced labor in 2016, including 16 million in forced labor exploitation in private sectors such as domestic work Harold Landry Camo Jersey , construction and agriculture. About five million were in forced sexual exploitation, and just over four million, or 16 percent of the total, were in forced labor imposed by their state authorities.
It's a shame on us all, says Andrew Forrest, chairman and founder of the Walk Free Foundation Rashaan Evans Camo Jersey , an international human rights organization to help end modern slavery globally.
Cameroon President Paul Biya said peace remains dangerously under threat Austin Johnson Rush Jersey , notably from terrorism, conflicts, poverty and climate disruptions.
He condemned continuing conflicts in Africa Kevin Dodd Rush Jersey , Asia, Latin America and the Middle East, which are wreaking pain and hardship. He said Cameroon has hosted and will continue to host thousands of refugees from the Central African Republic and Nigeria.
Biya urged all countries to make efforts together to achieve peace and asked the world to take Africa's message into account more seriously.
Echoing Biya's words, President of the Central African Republic Faustin-Archange Touadera expressed his will to pursue peacebuilding and reconciliation through dialogue.
He presented his government's strategy for the restoration of State authority since the country's return to constitutional order and the establishment of national institution.
In a news conference held earlier this week, Touadera said that the Central African Republic is at a critical moment in its history and it needs more attention from the international society.
The General Assembly of the United Nations kicked off its annual general debate on Tuesday, with heads of state and government representatives gathering at the UN headquarters to present their views about pressing world issues.
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