1. Declaration Overview

    An overview of the ILO declarationo on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. ILO Global Estimate of Forced Labour 2012: Results and Methodology

    01 June 2012

    The purpose of the present document is to describe in detail the revised methodology used to generate the 2012 ILO global estimate of forced labour, covering the period from 2002 to 2011, and the main results obtained.

  5. 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.

  6. 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

  7. Country baselines under the ILO Declaration Annual Review (2000-2012): Elimination of Discrimination in Respect of Employment and Occupation (DISC)

    08 March 2012

  8. Country baselines under the ILO Declaration Annual Review (2000-2012): the Elimination of All Forms of Forced or Compulsory Labour (FL)

    08 March 2012

  9. Country baselines under the ILO Declaration Annual Review (2000-2012): the Effective Abolition of Child Labour (CL)

    08 March 2012

  10. 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.

  11. SAP-FL Newsletter : Issue 3 - 2013

    31 January 2012

    Newsletter prepared by the ILO Special Action Programme to combat forced labour. Third issue 2013

  12. Multiple discrimination in the world of work by Prof. Colleen Sheppard

    12 December 2011

    Multiple discrimination has always existed; yet it has not always been recognized as a legal concept. African-American women first spoke out about the ways in which single ground approaches to anti-discrimination law failed to capture the lived realities of inequalities linked to gender, race and ethnicity. Given the early mportance of racial and sexual equality rights movements, it is not surprising that the concept of multiple discrimination first emerged to describe the complex interplay of racial and gender inequalities. More recently, persons with disabilities, indigenous peoples, members of religious minorities, members of the LGBT community, the elderly and youth have also been increasingly vocal about how their experiences of disadvantage and exclusion are deeply affected by the multiple dimensions of their identity. Thus, many forms of multiple discrimination are becoming more widely recognized (e.g. disability and age, religion and age, race and disability, ethnic origin, religion and sexual orientation). Economic vulnerability and social class also impact upon the multidimensional and complex character of discrimination.

  13. Equality at work: The continuing challenge - Global Report under the follow-up to the ILO Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work

    03 November 2011

    The global economic and financial crisis, which has predictably turned into a major employment crisis, forms the background to the third Global Report on discrimination. The aim of the Report is to provide a dynamic picture of trends over the last four years and present some findings, conclusions and recommendations for future action by the ILO and its constituents. This Report contains both good and bad news about recent worldwide trends regarding discrimination in employment and occupation. On the positive side, there is more legislation, there are more institutional initiatives, and, in general, a growing awareness of the need to overcome discrimination at work. However, capacity does not keep pace with the political will, and a prolonged economic downturn exposes structural weaknesses and even aggravates structural discrimination. Furthermore, the agenda of discrimination at work is continuously diversifying, and new challenges arise where old ones remain at best only partially answered.

  14. Etude nationale sur la discrimination en matière d'emploi et de profession et proposition d'un plan national d'action au Cameroun

    07 October 2011

    Le présent document de travail a été conçu dans le cadre de PAMODEC et présente le principe d’élimination de la discrimination en matière d’emploi et de profession au Cameroun. Son objectif est, en premier lieu, d’apporter un nouveau point de vue sur les différents aspects de la discrimination ; l’auteur préconise, en second lieu, un plan d’action pour éradiquer toute forme de discrimination dans l’emploi et la profession.

  15. Freedom of Association and Development

    25 July 2011

    This publication aims to highlight the pivotal role of freedom of association in fostering and maintaining sustainable development. As such, it seeks to provide ideas for governments, trade unions and employers’ organisations on how to work together to achieve real and tangible results for development.

  16. Observations submitted to the Office by the International Organisation of Employers (IOE), 2011

    18 June 2011

  17. Forced labour in Northern Ireland: exploiting vulnerability, Joseph Rowntree Foundation

    14 June 2011

    This report explores the extent of forced labour among new migrants to Northern Ireland and identified a number of problems of forced labour in the mushroom farming, fishing and catering industries as well as more isolated problems in a variety of other casual work environments. The exploitation through forced labour that was encountered was not particularly associated with human trafficking. Rather people’s vulnerability to exploitation through forced labour was more likely to be associated with factors such as an individual’s legal status, their English language skills, a lack of access to advice and information, and an absence of appropriate community-based support networksThe report suggests a number of actions that could improve identification of cases of forced labour and responses to the problem.

  18. Equality at work: The continuing challenge - Global Report under the follow-up to the ILO Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work

    06 June 2011

  19. A Trade Union Perspective on Combating Trafficking and Forced Labour in Europe, by Jeroen Beirnaert

    27 May 2011

    The paper is part of the book published by the University of Tilburg "Combating Trafficking in Human Beings for Labour Exploitation", Conny Rijken (ed.), 2011, Wolf Legal Publishers

  20. ILO Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work and its Follow-up - adopted by the International Labour Conference at its Eighty-sixth Session, Geneva, 18 June 1998 (Annex revised 15 June 2010)

    19 April 2011