· Around 21 million people worldwide are victims of forced labour.
· 168 million children are engaged in child labour, almost half of them in its worst forms, mainly in hazardous work. 100 million of them are male and 68 million female.
· It is believed that US$150 billion profits are generated through child labour.
· 85 million (more than half the boys and girls engaged in child labour) do hazardous work.