The UN estimates the number of slaves in the world

The international labour organization (ILO), part of the UN, estimated the number of slaves in the world. Details leads Reuters.

According to ILO, the most conservative estimate in 2016 in slavery were 40.3 million people, three quarters of this number are women and girls, a quarter are minors.

24,9 million slaves working in harsh conditions in factories, construction sites, farms and fishing industry, and also serve as domestic servants and sex slaves. 15.4 million were married under duress.

Most slaves experts counted in Africa, the second Asia, the third — the countries of the Pacific region. “Slaves who are forced to work, produce the food we eat and the clothes we wear, and they clean our homes,” reads the ILO report.