Earth Shattering: Opportunities for Financial Sector Engagement at the Nexus of Modern Slavery and Natural Resources in Africa (Briefing note)

Finance Against Slavery and Trafficking FAST (2022). Earth Shattering: Opportunities for Financial Sector Engagement at the Nexus of Modern Slavery and Natural Resources in Africa (Briefing note). United Nations University.

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    Author Finance Against Slavery and Trafficking FAST
    Title Earth Shattering: Opportunities for Financial Sector Engagement at the Nexus of Modern Slavery and Natural Resources in Africa (Briefing note)
    Publication Date 2022-11-07
    Place of Publication New York
    Publisher United Nations University
    Pages 14
    Language eng
    Abstract Between 2017 and 2021, the number of people in forced labour and forced marriage globally rose from 40.3 million to 49.6 million – an increase that makes Sustainable Development Goal 8.7 (SDG 8.7) to eradicate modern slavery appear further out of reach. This increase had been forecasted in the context of the COVID-19 and climate change megatrends. The Earth Shattering project aims to gain insights into the nexus between modern slavery and natural resources, to identify new evidence, raise awareness, and catalyse new ways in which the financial sector, governments, and multilateral actors can synchronize their actions to tackle risks and abuses. This briefing note, based on a longer report, examines the driving forces of modern slavery in the gold mining and cocoa growing areas of the Ashanti and Western Regions of Ghana to identify opportunities for the financial sector to: (1) improve the identification of illicit flows from slavery and trafficking, and (2) increase protection for vulnerable communities.
    UNBIS Thesaurus TRAFFICKING IN PERSONS
    CLIMATE CHANGE
    AGRICULTURE
    MINING
    GHANA
    Keyword Ghana
    Climate change
    Agriculture
    Human trafficking
    Modern slavery
    Finance
    Copyright Holder United Nations University
    Copyright Year 2022
    Copyright type Creative commons
    ISBN 9789280865769
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