Apprise in the Report of the UN Special Rapporteur on Contemporary Forms of Slavery

The Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of slavery, Urmila Bhoola, recently released an annual report, analysing whether current efforts can respond effectively to modern slavery and how expected changes in the future of work, demographics, migration and the environment may shape slavery in the years to come.

UNU-CS contributed to the report by submitting good practices and lessons learned from our research, with the aim of supporting the work of the UN system and its member states. Through the findings of the institute’s ongoing project Apprise, a multilingual expert system for the proactive and consistent screening of vulnerable populations including migrant workers, UNU-CS’ researchers demonstrated how digital technology can play a role in anti-slavery efforts today.

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