Paraguay: UN Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of slavery will visit and investigate child and forced labour

Author: Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, Published on: 14 July 2017

“UN expert on contemporary forms of slavery announces first official visit to Paraguay” -14 July

United Nations Special Rapporteur Urmila Bhoola will visit Paraguay from 17 to 24 July to assess the extent to which contemporary forms of slavery, including child slavery, forced labour, bonded labour and other slavery-like practices, continue to exist in the country…“This visit will provide an opportunity for a productive exchange on the challenges faced by the Government in the context of an increase in forms of exploitation that amount to slavery in the world, as well as initiatives undertaken to address the issue in Paraguay,” said Ms. Bhoola ahead of her first official visit to the country…During the eight-day mission, which takes place at the invitation of the Government of Paraguay, Ms. Bhoola will visit Asunción and the Chaco region, and also meet local authorities and the UN country team.

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