Elimination of all forms of forced or compulsory labour

  1. Myanmar - Country baselines under the ILO Declaration (2000-2017)

    16 May 2018

  2. Japan - Country baselines under the ILO Declaration (2000-2017)

    16 May 2018

  3. China - Country baselines under the ILO Declaration (2000-2017)

    16 May 2018

  4. ILO Data Initiative on child labour and forced labour - Standardising the measurement of forced labour

    08 November 2016

  5. Fishers first: Good practices to end labour exploitation at sea

    26 August 2016

    This report is to present, analyse and share good practices and innovative interventions from around the world aimed at eradicating forced labour and other forms of labour exploitation in the fishing industry.

  6. GAPfish - A Global action programme against forced labour and trafficking of fishers at sea

    24 November 2015

    The recommendations of the Oslo Conference will, among other things, help to consolidate an ILO project proposal – The Global Action Programme against against forced labour and trafficking of fishers at sea (GAPfish) – which aims to tackle forced labour and human trafficking in the fisheries sector.

  7. International expert meeting on labour exploitation in the fishing sector in the Atlantic region - Background document

    23 November 2015

  8. No easy exit – Migration bans affecting women from Nepal

    20 November 2015

  9. Insights into working conditions in India’s garment industry

    03 July 2015

    This report presents selected findings of research into the garment industry in India. The primary purpose of the study was to investigate the factors leading to labour shortage and labour turnover in the industry. Then some additional questions were included in the survey instruments covering a number of indicators of forced labour, in order to investigate whether any such practices were prevalent in the workplaces surveyed.

  10. Indispensable yet unprotected: Working conditions of Indian Domestic Workers at Home and Abroad

    25 June 2015

    This study aims to provide policy-makers and service providers with deeper insight into the nature of forced labour and trafficking in this region. Armed with this knowledge, action to combat trafficking in the region will become more effective, finally bringing an end to this unacceptable form of human exploitation.

  11. ILO Data Initiative on Modern Slavery

    27 April 2015

    Multi-stakeholders process initiated by the ILO to harmonize data collection worldwide and generate better prevalence data.

  12. ILO Special Action Programme to combat Forced labour Highlights - February 2015 Issue

    09 February 2015

  13. ILO Special Action Programme to combat Forced labour Newsletter - May 2014

    28 May 2014

  14. SAPFL Newsletter - September 2013

    10 September 2013

  15. ILO indicators of Forced Labour

    01 October 2012

    This booklet presents an introduction to the ILO Indicators of Forced Labour. These indicators are intended to help “front-line” criminal law enforcement officials, labour inspectors, trade union officers, NGO workers and others to identify persons who are possibly trapped in a forced labour situation, and who may require urgent assistance. The indicators represent the most common signs or “clues” that point to the possible existence of a forced labour case.

  16. Stopping forced labour and slavery-like practices - The ILO strategy

    18 September 2012

    This document presents the ILO strategy to combat forced labour for 2012-2015 and provides details about the 3 priority areas for the period, namely research and knowledge management, elimination of forced labour from global value chains, and implementation of country-based interventions.

  17. Hard to see, harder to count - Survey guidelines to estimate forced labour of adults and children

    01 June 2012

    These guidelines share the experience gained and lessons learned by the ILO between 2008 and 2010 through quantitative surveys of forced labour and human trafficking undertaken at country level. They aim to provide comprehensive information and tools to enable national statistical offices and research institutes to undertake national surveys on forced labour of adults and/or children.

  18. Summary of the ILO 2012 Global Estimate of Forced Labour

    01 June 2012

    Using a new and improved statistical methodology, the ILO estimates that 20.9 million people are victims of forced labour globally, trapped in jobs into which they were coerced or deceived and which they cannot leave.

  19. A Global Alliance against Forced Labour and Trafficking in persons

    15 May 2012

    Key Achievements of the ILO's Special Action Programme to Combat Forced Labour 2001-2011

  20. Joint UN Commentary on the EU Directive on human trafficking – A Human Rights-Based Approach

    07 March 2012

    “Prevent. Combat. Protect” is the joint UNHCR, OHCHR, UNICEF, UNODC, ILO and UN Women commentary on selected articles of the EU Directive on preventing and combating trafficking in human beings and protecting victims. It promotes a human rights-based approach, provides guidance to policy-makers and legislators in EU Member States on key articles of the Directive, and makes recommendations for the transposition and implementation of the Directive.