1. Declaration Overview

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

  1. United Nations Global Plan of Action against Trafficking in Persons

    30 July 2010

    On 30 July, the General Assembly adopted the United Nations Global Plan of Action against Trafficking in Persons (resolution A/64/L.64)

  2. Capacity Building for Migration Management in China Update - January – June 2010

    16 July 2010

    Newsletter of the ‘Capacity Building for Migration Management in China’ Project, which is co-implemented by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the International Labour Organization (ILO) in close partnership with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security, and the Ministry of Public Security of the People's Republic of China.

  3. Well Made campaign and report "Help Wanted: Hiring, Human Trafficking and Slavery in the Global Economy”

    16 July 2010

    Verité is launching the Well Made campaign to demonstrate how all stakeholder groups can make a difference through impactful programs in their supply chains, starting with looking for work across borders and how hiring traps can lead to human trafficking, slavery and debt bondage for so many migrant workers.

  4. UN.GIFT Guide - Human Trafficking and Business: Good practices to prevent and combat human trafficking

    12 July 2010

    Guide published by the United Nations Global Initiative to Fight Human Trafficking, with the collaboration of the UNODC, ILO, IOM, UNGC, as well as the International Cocoa Initiative (ICI), Manpower, Apparel Export Promotion Council, The Code, The Body Shop International and ECPAT International.

  5. SAP-FL Newsletter: Issue 1 - 2010

    10 July 2010

    Newsletter prepared by the ILO Special Action Programme to combat forced labour. First issue 2010

  6. ITUC Guide - How to Combat Forced Labour and Trafficking

    08 July 2010

    Guide published by the International Trade Union Confederation, with the support of the ILO Special Action Programme to combat forced labour.

  7. US Department of State Trafficking in Persons Report

    22 June 2010

    The 10th annual Trafficking in Persons Report outlines the continuing challenges across the globe, including in the United States, for the first time. This year’s report highlights several key trends, including the suffering of women and children in involuntary domestic servitude, the challenges and successes in identifying and protecting victims. The Department of State prepared this report using information from U.S. embassies, government officials, NGOs and international organizations, published reports, research trips to every region.

  8. Accelerating Action Against Child Labour

    01 June 2010

  9. Accelerating action against child labour; Global Report under the follow-up to the ILO Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work - 2010

    12 May 2010

    In its quadrennial Global Report on child labour, the ILO says that the global number of child labourers had declined from 222 million to 215 million, or 3 per cent, over the period 2004 to 2008, representing a “slowing down of the global pace of reduction.” The report also expresses concern that the global economic crisis could “further brake” progress toward the goal of eliminating the worst forms of child labour by 2016.

  10. Tsireledzani: understanding the dimensions of human trafficking in Southern Africa

    15 March 2010

    Research Report commissioned by the National Prosecuting Authority of South Africa. This report provides the first comprehensive assessment of human trafficking in South Africa.

  11. Trade unions and indigenous communities combating forced labour in the Peruvian Amazon region

    15 December 2009

    Case study prepared by Sanna Saarto, ILO’s Programme to Combat Forced Labour, Peru, for the guide to ILO Convention No. 169 “Indigenous and tribal peoples’ rights in practice”, Geneva, ILO, 2009.

  12. Labour migration and the emergence of private employment agencies in Tajikistan: A review of current law and practice

    01 December 2009

    Joint publication of the International Labour Organization and the International Organisation for Migration. This study is the first in-depth analysis of the normative framework regulating PrEAs in Tajikistan. It also describes practical experiences of the industry including various abusive practices that require the attention of law makers.

  13. Preventing Forced Labour Exploitation and Promoting Good Labour Practices in the Russian Construction Industry

    20 October 2009

    Joint report: International Labour Organization and European Bank for Reconstruction and Development. The report should be seen as an initial attempt to analyse labour conditions in Russia’s construction sector and to discuss the feasibility of using the elements of corporate responsibility as tools to address some of the deficiencies, especially related to labour rights and the exploitation of migrant workers.

  14. “West-African court slavery judgement”, Article by Jeroen Beirnaert in International union rights

    05 October 2009

    Article of the Journal "International union rights", Volume 16 Issue 2 2009

  15. United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues – Mission report from Paraguay

    31 August 2009

    This report, undertaken under the mandate of the United Nations Permanent Forum and at the request of the Government of Paraguay, concludes that a system of forced labour exists in the Chaco region, along with grave violations of international instruments supported or ratified by Paraguay.

  16. United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues – Mission report from Bolivia

    31 August 2009

    This report, undertaken under the mandate of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues and at the request of the Government of Bolivia, concludes that forced labour exists in the Chaco region, along with grave violations of international treaties ratified by Bolivia. The Mission appreciates the decision announced by Bolivian Government officials to adopt measures aimed at eradicating conditions and situations preventing the full exercise of human rights.

  17. Executive Summary "Forced labour: Coercion and exploitation in the private economy"

    19 August 2009

    This co-publication by the ILO and Lynne Rienner is based on more than six years of research and features case studies from Latin America, South Asia, Africa and Europe.

  18. Fighting forced labour: the example of Brazil

    15 July 2009

    For some fifteen years, since a new inter-ministerial body was created in 1995 to coordinate action against forced labour, Brazil has been addressing the problem with vigour and determination. It has done so in many ways, involving different government agencies, employers’ and workers’ organizations, civil society, the media, academic organizations and others.

  19. "Kilns of bondage", Frontline, India

    15 July 2009

    An ILO report on the exploitation of brick kiln workers in Tamil Nadu pushes the State government into action to end the practice of “debt bondage”.

  20. Recruitment of Pakistani Workers for Overseas Employment: Mechanisms, Exploitation and Vulnerabilities

    01 July 2009

    This study in Pakistan was commissioned against the backdrop of growing concern globally about the particular vulnerability of both regular and irregular migrant workers to exploitation, trafficking and forced labour. It was undertaken to inform dialogue between Asian sender and Middle Eastern destination countries, at a Gulf Forum on Temporary Contractual Labour held in Abu Dhabi in early 2008, along with a sister study addressing similar questions in Bangladesh.