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Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of slavery
14 July 2022
the 77th session of the General Assembly
Issued by Special Procedures
In the report, the Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of slavery, including its causes and consequences, focuses on contemporary forms of slavery in the informal economy and, in that context, analyses the drivers of informality and the profiles of victimized workers before analysing to what extent and in which economic sectors contemporary forms of slavery are globally prevalent in the informal economy. The main challenges and some positive developments in addressing them are also identified in the present report.
The Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of slavery, including its causes and consequences, wishes to focus his next thematic report to the General Assembly on contemporary forms of slavery in the informal economy.* The report intends to analyse to what extent there are manifestations of contemporary forms of slavery in different sectors and in different countries/geographic regions. Furthermore, the thematic study wishes to clarify what the profile of the victims/survivors is and what measures would be needed to prevent and address contemporary forms of slavery in the informal economy.
* The main characteristics of employment in the informal sector include casualisation of employment, a lack of employment contracts, of benefits like annual/sick leave, as well as of formal regulation and protection by States.