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An independent assessment of government progress towards achieving UN Sustainable Development Goal 8.7.

‘Measurement, Action, Freedom’, a report assessing government action to eradicate modern slavery.

Governments are already significantly behind in their commitment to eradicate modern slavery and achieve UN Sustainable Development Goal 8.7 by 2030.

This report highlights that more needs to be done to spur action and to hold governments to account through an agreed set of measurement indicators on all forms of modern slavery.

Modern slavery:
A hidden, every day problem.

It is a confronting reality that even in the present day, men, women and children all over the world remain victims of modern slavery.

The fight to end modern slavery continues.
We can, and must, do more.

Too often, the onus of eliminating modern slavery is placed only on the countries where the crime is perpetrated. They certainly have a responsibility, but they are not alone in this regard.

An atrocity as large and pervasive as modern slavery requires a united, global response.

Unravel the numbers of modern slavery yourself

Navigate the Global Slavery Index maps and data sets covering prevalence, vulnerability, and government response in full detail.

Also, in addition to examining where modern slavery is perpetrated, this edition exposes where the products of crime are sold and consumed. The importing risk maps show the top five at-risk products imported by G20 countries.

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Global Findings

Explore the 2018 global findings, which provides data on the number of people in modern slavery, the factors that make people vulnerable, and government responses for 167 countries.

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Methodology

Understand how all components of the 2018 Global Slavery Index were developed, including the updated prevalence methodology and our analysis of G20 countries’ at-risk imports.

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Supply Chains

Discover which products in global supply chains are at risk of being produced by modern slavery and delve into our detailed analysis of the cocoa and fishing industries.

Governments, businesses and consumers must do more.

Help unravel modern slavery by downloading the 2018 report here.