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.
13 - 15 February 2008
UN.GIFT aims to mobilize state and non-state players to eradicate human trafficking by reducing both the vulnerability of potential victims and the demand for exploitation in all its forms; ensuring adequate protection and support to those who do fall victim, as well as efficient prosecution of the criminals involved. The Vienna Forum to Fight Human Trafficking will take place in Vienna, Austria, 13-15 February 2008, to raise awareness about human trafficking. More than 1’000 participants are awaited.
5 - 6 December 2007
The meeting serves as a kick-of for ILO’s initiative to strengthen the role of labour inspectors in the national response against forced labour and trafficking. In the framework of this initiative, the ILO is currently developing comprehensive training materials to be used by labour inspectors.
30 October 2007
Ministers from the FCO and DFID, in conjunction with the International Labour Organisation and Anti-Slavery International, hold a high-level conference with especially invited representatives of civil society, business, trade unions and international organizations, to examine the relationship between slavery, poverty and social exclusion, including how the fight against poverty and human rights violations can support the elimination of forced labour and slavery, facilitating better linkages between the various sectors which have a role to play in eradicating contemporary forms of slavery and identifying specific actions that can be taken to help reduce slavery.
24 September - 5 October 2007
The HDIM is Europe's largest human rights conference and is a forum where representatives from government, civil society and international organizations discuss the implementation of OSCE commitments in the human dimension. One of the sessions focused on forced labour and trafficking
ILO/ITUC Inter-Regional Conference on Trade Union Action and Strategies on Forced Labour and Trafficking
9 - 11 September 2007
The inter-regional conference will be discussing an international trade union strategy in the fight against forced labour and trafficking. The objectives are to give to all participants a clear view on all aspects of different forms of forced labour and trafficking, their adverse effects on the labour market and the role of the trade union movement in fighting the phenomenon, defining what the main means of action of trade unions are on a (sectoral) local, national, regional and international level.
3 September - 14 June 2007
The main objective of the seminar is to equip law professionals with the instruments enabling them to use international labour law elements at national level, including the relevance of ILS on the elimination of forced labour.
9 - 11 July 2007
The workshop will address the role of trade unions in the prevention and eradication of forced labour. The whole training will be based on the principles and provisions of ILO labour standards esp. Conventions No.29 and No.105. The seminar will include 40 trade unionists from the local affiliations of the ACFTU, the All-China Federation of Trade Unions, a mass organization of the working class formed voluntarily by the Chinese workers and staff members.
28 - 30 June 2007
The Conference dealt with the most effective immigration, policing, and judicial strategies to reduce human trafficking, the international cooperation, aid and technical assistance, the links to forced labour, the border measures needed, the prosecution of criminal gangs, the retrafficking cycle, and the support to victims of trafficking.
18 - 22 June 2007
By the end of this five-day training, participants are knowledgeable about the characteristics of different forms of forced labour and trafficking in all their aspects, around the world, and about the main means of action and partnerships required to combat them at the national, regional and global levels. Particular attention will be given to the analysis of NAPs and of relevant measures: legislative action, law enforcement and prevention, to better combat against forced labour and trafficking.