The present report is submitted in accordance with Human Rights Council resolution 42/10, in which the Council renewed the mandate of the Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of slavery, including its causes and consequences. The Special Rapporteur, Tomoya Obokata, was appointed in March 2020 and assumed his functions on 1 May 2020. This is his first report to the General Assembly.
The report provides a summary of the activities undertaken by the previous Special Rapporteur from the time of the submission of her report to the General Assembly at its seventy-fourth session until the completion of her tenure in April 2020. An overview of the new Special Rapporteur’s activities since the beginning of his term is also provided.
Furthermore, the report outlines the priorities on which the new Special Rapporteur intends to focus during his tenure.
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