Events on forced labour

November 2008

  1. Regional Workshop to prepare a network of Trade Union Focal Points in source and destination countries

    25 - 26 November 2008

    The regional workshop is part of the EC funded ILO project “Elimination of human trafficking from Moldova and Ukraine through labour market based measures

  2. International Trade Union Conference on Combating Forced Labour and Human Trafficking

    21 - 23 November 2008

    Organized by the Greek General Confederation of Labour (GSEE), the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) and the European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC)

October 2008

  1. National Workshop on “Labour Market and Socio-Economic Opportunities in the Rasht Valley” and “Vocational Education and Training System in Tajikistan with focus on the Rasht valley”

    21 October 2008

    Workshop in Dushanbe - Tajikistan, jointly organized by the ILO, UNDP and IOM, with funding from the United Nations Trust Fund for Human Security and the European Union

September 2008

  1. Training of labour inspectors on forced labour and human trafficking

    8 - 10 September 2008

    As part of its campaign to strengthen labour standards in Qualified Industrialised Zones (QIZ), the Jordanian Ministry of Labour appointed 30 new labour inspectors in 2008. The workshop was organised by the Ministry of Labour, in cooperation with the ILO, to sensitize these newly appointed labour inspectors on issues of trafficking and forced labour.

August 2008

  1. Preventing Human Trafficking for Forced Labour and the Worst Forms of Child Labour

    19 August 2008

    The Trades Union Congress (UK), Anti-Slavery International and ILO organized a joint workshop to feature a showcase of proven practices to prevent trafficking for labour exploitation by the ILO’s Mekong Sub-regional Project to Combat Trafficking in Children and Women and to discuss challenges in response to labour trafficking in the UK.

July 2008

  1. Regional workshop on forced labour and human trafficking

    7 - 9 July 2008

    The International Trade Union Confederation - African Regional Organisation (ITUC-Africa) in collaboration with the ITUC, the ILO and the American Center for International Labor Solidarity (ACLIS) organised a three day Capacity Building Regional Workshop on Forced Labour and Human Trafficking for Trade Union Leaders in Africa

June 2008

  1. Addressing Forced Labour: The Role of Employers' Organisations and Business

    30 June - 1 July 2008

    The conference will discuss why forced labour is an issue for employers and business and what role employer organisations should play to support the efforts of business in combating forced labour at national and international levels.

  2. Regional Workshop on Labour inspection and Forced Labour in Latin America

    18 - 20 June 2008

    This technical workshop will gather about 50 persons linked to labour inspection and forced labour from 12 Latin American countries

May 2008

  1. Regional Workshop for Employers’ Organizations on Strategies against Trafficking and Forced Labour

    21 - 22 May 2008

    Workshop organized on 21-22 May 2008 in the framework of the ILO project "Elimination of human trafficking from Moldova and Ukraine through labour market based measures". This high-level event raised awareness and facilitated cooperation and partnership to fight human trafficking bringing together representatives from employers’ organizations and business from Bulgaria, Moldova, Romania, Poland, and Ukraine. Their involvement is a key to the success of ILO efforts to rid the world of these abuses by 2015.

February 2008

  1. Engaging Business: Addressing Forced Labour

    20 February 2008

    On 20 February 2008, the Coca-Cola Company hosted a conference on “Engaging Business: Addressing Forced Labour” at its headquarters in Atlanta. The meeting was sponsored by the U.S. Council for International Business, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the International Organization of Employers, in Cooperation with the International Labour Organization. It brought together 80 representatives from employers’ organizations and individual companies, officials from the US Departments of Labor and State, civil society organisations and the ILO to share experiences and knowledge on combating forced labour.