Elimination of all forms of forced or compulsory labour


  1. From Protocol to Practice: A Bridge to Global Action on Forced Labour (Bridge Project)

    25 January 2016

    This project aims to support global and national efforts to combat forced labour under the 2014 ILO Protocol and Recommendation on Forced Labour.


  1. Reducing Vulnerability to Bondage in India through Promotion of Decent Work

    01 April 2011

    The overall objective of the project is to reduce vulnerability of workers to bondage situations in brick manufacturing and rice mill sectors in Tamil Nadu by achieving a significant improvement in living and working conditions for women and men workers and their family members.


  1. Prevention of trafficking in persons through improved management of labour migration in Sri Lanka

    24 September 2010

    The overall goal of the project is to promote decent work in “conditions of freedom, equity, security and human dignity” for women and children employed as domestic or unskilled workers abroad, reducing their vulnerability to rights violations as victims of trafficking for labour exploitation.

  2. Business Case Studies on Forced Labour

    20 September 2010

    The overarching theme is that business can and must play a central role in fighting coercive labour practices. The broader aim of the project is to showcase the effective engagement of companies (both MNEs and their suppliers) as they address challenges that are faced by many companies in the global economy.

  3. Eradicating forced labour from global supply chains through social dialogue

    17 July 2010

    The project will strengthen management capacity of Brazilian suppliers and U.S. buyers to reduce risks of trafficking and forced labor, while enhancing the National Pact to Combat Forced Labor, launched in 2005.

  4. Development of a comprehensive anti-trafficking response in Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia - Second Phase

    22 June 2010

    The project seeks to contribute to the progressive reduction of trafficking in human beings in Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia through capacity building and provision of protection and assistance to actual and potential victims.

  5. ESF/XENOS-Project "Berlin Alliance against Human Trafficking into Labour Exploitation"

    28 May 2010

    Joint project between the International Organization for Migration (IOM), the Confederation of German Trade Unions (DGB), the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the Berlin Senate Department for Integration, Work and Social Issues (SenIAS)


  1. Support to the Government of Zambia for the Implementation of Policy and the National Plan of Action against Human Trafficking

    04 November 2009

    Recognising the value of coordinated and collaborative programmes of support to the Government of Zambia, the UN Country Team has established a joint programme against human trafficking, involving ILO, IOM, and UNICEF. The objective of this programme is to contribute to the protection of people (especially children and women) from the harmful effects of trafficking by supporting implementation of Government’s policy and action plan against trafficking.

  2. Eliminating Forced Labour and Trafficking in Jordan

    01 March 2009

    The project seeks to strengthen government law enforcement capacity to identify, investigate and prosecute offences for forced labour and human trafficking; and support the establishment of an efficient and regulated recruitment mechanism.

  3. Forced Labour and Trafficking In Jordan - A Pilot Programme on the Qualified Industrial Zones

    01 March 2009

    The project seeks to improve the law enforcement capacity of the government against trafficking for labour exploitation, with a particular focus on the export-oriented factories in Jordan’s Qualified Industrial Zones (QIZ), where there have been recent reports of severe labour exploitation which in the worst cases could amount to criminal trafficking.


  1. Economic and social empowerment of returned victims of trafficking in Thailand and the Philippines

    29 September 2008

    In Southeast Asia, Thailand and the Philippines are among the countries facing serious problems of trafficking in persons. In both countries, many of the women migrating have been recruited not knowing the living and working conditions they would need to endure nor the extent of debt that they would have to bear. Deception is the most common method used to lure victims, using false promises related to the nature of work, the income and working conditions.

  2. Elimination of human trafficking from Moldova and Ukraine through labour market based measures

    17 July 2008

    The project offers a long-term perspective against trafficking in human beings in Moldova and Ukraine by addressing gaps in the current implementation of National Action Plans against Human Trafficking.

  3. Combating trafficking in persons in Brazil

    17 July 2008

    Joint Project IPEC SAP-FL

  4. Slave Labour in Brazil

    01 April 2008

  5. Forced labour, discrimination and poverty reduction among indigenous peoples in Bolivia, Peru and Paraguay

    27 February 2008

    Recent ILO research indicates that forced labour affects at least 1.3 million people in Latin America. In-depth field research in the rural areas of Bolivia, Paraguay and Peru, has confirmed earlier perceptions that indigenous people are particularly vulnerable to a form of forced labour called debt bondage.

  6. Enhancing communities’ capacity in Nigeria and Ghana to combat human trafficking

    01 January 2008

    The project is linked to Decent Work Country Programmes (DWCP) currently being developed between Nigeria, Ghana and the ILO.


  1. Promoting the Elimination of Bonded Labour in Pakistan (PEBLIP)

    28 June 2007

    The present project is an expansion and continuation of on-going technical cooperation under taken by ILO in Pakistan since 2001.

  2. Community development through employment creation and improved migration management in Tajikistan

    01 June 2007

    The proposed project aims to improve the overall security situation in Tajikistan with particular emphasis on socio-economic and personal security needs of people on the move and of women who were left behind without income.

  3. Combating forced labour and discrimination in Africa

    17 May 2007

    Niger, one of the world’s most poverty-stricken nations, is one of a few African countries to have recognised a forced labour problem linked in large part to discrimination against people of slave descent.

  4. Capacity Building, Information and Awareness Raising towards Promoting Orderly Migration in the Western Balkans

    11 May 2007

    The project seeks to contribute to existing efforts towards promoting orderly migration within and from the Western Balkans