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MUN 2020: Modern Slavery

Modern Slavery

Committee III: Social, Humanitarian, Cultural

Modern slavery exists in four principal forms: bonded labor, domestic servitude, sexual exploitation, and forced marriage.

Despite recent gains, experts still estimate that more people are enslaved today than at any other point in human history. Somewhere between 20 and 40 million people are suffering enslavement, a majority of whom are women.

Forced labor is a hugely lucrative market, and many women and children are victims of sex trafficking schemes that exist only in the shadows and are very difficult to detect. In many ways the fight against slavery is an uphill battle. For the sake of millions, the global community must not take its foot off the gas.

Read more:

https://www.cfr.org/interactives/modern-slavery/#!/section1/item-1

https://www.theguardian.com/news/2019/feb/25/modern-slavery-trafficking-persons-one-in-20

Current MUN Students:
Below is a link to access the MUN 2020 position papers. Delegates — feel free to comment below on this blog post from the point of view of your delegation if you have any thoughts and/or disagreements with your fellow delegates:

Social, Humanitarian, and Cultural: Modern Slavery

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