Elimination of all forms of forced or compulsory labour

  1. Investigating forced labour and trafficking: Do they exist in Zambia?

    24 September 2008

    This research project was undertaken in response to an approach by the Zambian Ministry of Labour and Social Security (MLSS) to the International Labour Office (ILO) to request assistance to look into the possible existence of forced labour practices in Zambia. In particular, MLSS had become concerned about the practices of some recruitment agencies, which were acting as ‘labour brokers’ in the mining sector. These agencies were thought to be exploiting jobseekers after they had been placed into employment, by retaining a significant part of their wages as a placement fee. MLSS’ concern arose following the lodging of complaints by workers over non-payment of terminal benefits, with neither the client company nor the recruitment agency accepting responsibility for the payment.

  2. Forced labour and human trafficking: handbook for labour inspectors

    01 August 2008

    The handbook is a tool for training. It seeks both to inform labour inspectors of the facts and trends of modern forced labour and the challenges before them, and to promote discussion as to how labour inspectorates worldwide could be harnessed more effectively to global efforts against forced labour and trafficking.

  3. Strengthening Employers’Activities against Forced Labour

    22 July 2008

    Project flier on the role of Employers and Business in fighting forced labour

  4. Human Trafficking And Forced Labour - Case studies and responses from Portugal

    01 May 2008

    The objective of the book is to study the phenomena of labour exploitation and forced labour to which immigrants and, in particular, victims of human trafficking, are subjected in Portugal. It also sheds light on the treatment of Portuguese emigrants in select destination countries.

  5. Samoa - Country baselines under the ILO Declaration Annual Review (2000-2008): Elimination of all forms of forced or compulsory labour (FL)

    15 February 2008

  6. Viet Nam - Country baselines under the ILO Declaration Annual Review (2000-2008): Elimination of all forms of forced or compulsory labour (FL)

    15 February 2008

  7. United States - Country baselines under the ILO Declaration Annual Review (2000-2008): Elimination of all forms of forced or compulsory labour (FL)

    15 February 2008

  8. Timor Leste - Country baselines under the ILO Declaration Annual Review (2000-2008): Elimination of all forms of forced or compulsory labour (FL)

    15 February 2008

  9. Solomon Island - Country baselines under the ILO Declaration Annual Review (2000-2008): Elimination of all forms of forced or compulsory labour (FL)

    15 February 2008

  10. Singapore - Country baselines under the ILO Declaration Annual Review (2000-2008): Elimination of all forms of forced or compulsory labour (FL)

    15 February 2008

  11. Democratic Republic of Korea - Country baselines under the ILO Declaration Annual Review (2000-2008): Elimination of all forms of forced or compulsory labour (FL)

    15 February 2008

  12. Malaysia - Country baselines under the ILO Declaration Annual Review (2000-2008): Elimination of all forms of forced or compulsory labour (FL)

    15 February 2008

  13. Myanmar - Country baselines under the ILO Declaration Annual Review (2000-2008): Elimination of all forms of forced or compulsory labour (FL)

    15 February 2008

  14. Lao people's democratic Republic - Country baselines under the ILO Declaration Annual Review (2000-2008): Elimination of all forms of forced or compulsory labour (FL)

    15 February 2008

  15. Japan - Country baselines under the ILO Declaration Annual Review (2000-2008): Elimination of all forms of forced or compulsory labour (FL)

    15 February 2008

  16. China - Country baselines under the ILO Declaration Annual Review (2000-2008): Elimination of all forms of forced or compulsory labour (FL)

    15 February 2008

  17. Canada - Country baselines under the ILO Declaration Annual Review (2000-2008): Elimination of all forms of forced or compulsory labour (FL)

    15 February 2008

  18. Brunei Darussalam - Country baselines under the ILO Declaration Annual Review (2000-2008): Elimination of all forms of forced or compulsory labour (FL)

    15 February 2008

  19. Afganistan - Country baselines under the ILO Declaration Annual Review (2000-2008): Elimination of all forms of forced or compulsory labour (FL)

    15 February 2008

  20. ILO action against trafficking in human beings

    12 February 2008

    In its many projects and advocacy activities, the ILO addresses trafficking from a labour market perspective. It thereby seeks to eliminate the root causes, such as poverty, lack of employment and inefficient labour migration systems. ILO led responses involve labour market institutions, such as public employment services, labour inspectors and labour ministries. Moreover, as a tripartite organisation, the ILO consults and involves workers’ and employers’ organisations in its work. This paper serves to outline ILO’s major areas of intervention, some lessons learned and further references.