Global Estimates

The above graphs depict the global estimates as well as the average rate of reduction that must be achieved to eliminate forced labour and modern slavery by 2030 and child labour by 2025.

The twin reports, Global Estimates of Modern Slavery and Global Estimates of Child Labour, were released at the United Nations General Assembly in New York in 2017. A collaborative effort between Alliance 8.7 Partners, these estimates provide a definitive picture of the scale and depth of the problem. These estimates also serve as a benchmark for progress.

Global estimates show that child labour saw steady decline between 2012 and 2016. While this is encouraging, accelerated action is still necessary if we are to meet our goal of zero child labour by 2025. The data gathered on modern slavery was the first global snapshot of the problem and will be updated again in 2020.