Events on forced labour

September 2016

  1. Alliance 8.7: For a world without forced labour, modern slavery, human trafficking and child labour

    21 September 2016 - 31 December 2020

  2. Sub-regional consultation workshop on achieving the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) target 8.7

    14 - 15 September 2016

    This sub-regional consultation was designed to follow a schedule of large plenary sessions with expert panels, small multi-stakeholder breakout groups, and live lunch talks. Recognizing that within the SDG 8.7 thematic areas of work there are distinct methodological approaches, policy and programming considerations, each session had a specific focus and allocated time for technical deliberation relating to implementation and policy.

  3. Abidjan to host the regional consultation on SDG Alliance 8.7 in Africa

    8 - 9 September 2016

    The first sub regional consultation on ending forced labour, modern slavery, human trafficking and child labour will be held in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, from 8-9 September 2016 in the presence of Ms Dominique Ouattara, First Lady of Côte d’Ivoire

  4. National consultation workshop to reduce child labour and to improve working conditions in artisanal and small-scale gold mining

    6 September 2016

    Over 50 representatives from government agencies, employers and workers organizations and national coalitions joined a consultation workshop to reduce child labour and to improve working conditions in artisanal and small-scale gold mining.

  5. Tripartite Meeting of Experts to Develop Guidance on Fair Recruitment

    5 - 7 September 2016

    The ILO Governing Body at its 326th Session agreed to convene in September 2016 a three-day “Tripartite Meeting of Experts to Develop Guidance on Fair Recruitment”, with the objective to adopt ILO guidelines on fair recruitment, encompassing both cross-border and national recruitment. The outcomes of such a meeting will inform the general discussion on labour migration that has been included on the agenda of the International Labour Conference in June 2017, as well as the second recurrent discussion on fundamental principles and rights at work.

    Please note that this Meeting is by invitation only and not open to the public.

August 2016

  1. Launch of the Integrated Programme on Fair Recruitment (FAIR) in the Philippines

    3 August 2016

    The ILO Country Office for the Philippines presented the objectives and expected results of the FAIR project to ILO constituents and key national partners.

July 2016

  1. Panel discussion on Partnerships to End Forced Labour in Supply Chains

    19 July 2016

June 2016

  1. Expert workshop "Measuring Modern Slavery" - Fourth Meeting

    15 - 16 June 2016

    This meeting is planned as a follow up of the first three meetings in April, September and December 2015 in the framework of the work on the SDGs indicators. Its objective is to review the work done during the first three meetings and informing new participants on the global objectives of this working group, to share the results of the discriminant analysis made on the FL survey from Myanmar and to work on the operational definition and measurement framework of bonded labour.

May 2016

  1. Identifying and investigating cases of forced labour and human trafficking

    23 - 27 May 2016

    This course will train participants to better identify and investigate cases of forced labour, including trafficking in human beings for labour exploitation. It will introduce forced labour indicators and will address different stages of the investigative process, such as victim interviews and gathering evidence, with a focus on the pre-trial phase.

April 2016

  1. Pilot testing a fair recruitment model in the apparel industry

    11 April 2016

    The ILO’s FAIR project is currently implementing in collaboration with BWJ a pilot intervention model to eliminate deceptive and coercive recruitment practices in the apparel industry in Jordan and thus reduce the vulnerability of migrant workers to forced labour. The aim of this pilot intervention is to demonstrate that fair recruitment is possible and that it benefits both employers and workers. A one-day workshop will be organized on April 11th, 2016 in Amman to present the objectives and expected results of this pilot programme.