Modern slavery and human trafficking affect around 40 million people. In 2015, UN Member States committed to take immediate and effective measures to end forced labour, modern slavery and human trafficking by 2030, and the worst forms of child labour by 2025. This is Target 8.7 of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the starting point for UNU-CPR’s work on these issues.
Our programming aims to become a leading global knowledge resource
for the anti-slavery community, with a particular emphasis on connecting anti-slavery research to policy. We will foster research innovation to accelerate understanding of what works to achieve Target 8.7, and partner with like-minded organizations to accelerate and scale anti-slavery efforts.
Europe seems to think force and arms are the solution to reducing people smuggling in the volatile and fluid Libya. Even Gaddafi knew better.
James Cockayne, Ph.D., is Head of Office for United Nations University at the United Nations in New York. He is the author of Hidden Power: The Strategic Logic of Organized Crime.
James Cockayne, Ph.D., is Head of Office for United Nations University at the United Nations in New York. His book, Hidden Power: The Strategic Logic of Organized Crime will be published by Hurst in 2016.