News on forced labour

October 2021

  1. Ugandan stakeholders adapt the ILO media toolkit on reporting on forced labour and fair recruitment for use in Uganda

    15 October 2021

    Following consultations with various stakeholders and desk reviews that informed the adaptation of the media toolkit, Ugandan stakeholders, with support from ILO, convened on 14th-15th October 2021 to review and validate the adapted media toolkit on reporting on forced labour and fair recruitment. The adapted toolkit will be used to build capacity of media practitioners, for improved reportage and effective engagement issues of on forced labour and fair recruitment.

  2. Finalists of the 3rd ILO Skills Challenge Innovation Call on Preventing forced labour to be announced on 27 October

    15 October 2021

    The finalists will move on to the next stage of the evaluation process and will be invited to present their ideas to an independent panel of judges.

September 2021

  1. 15 Junior Researchers Awarded Fellowships and Seed Grants

    28 September 2021

    A promising group of researchers are selected to address knowledge gaps in the field of child labour, forced labour, and human trafficking.

  2. Decent work for migrant workers in South East Asia's fishing industry

    06 September 2021

    Standing outside a fishing port near Bangkok, Thailand, Chief technical Advisor, Mi Zhou explains how the ILO’s Ship to Shore Rights South East Asia project, funded by the European Union, promotes regular and safe labour migration and decent work for migrant workers in the fishing and seafood processing sectors in the region.

August 2021

  1. An end to child labour and forced labour in Uzbekistan's cotton harvest

    31 August 2021

    Uzbekistan is the sixth largest producer of cotton in the world. Two million people pick the cotton every harvest. The ILO is working with the government, workers, employers and civic society to bring about an end to child labour and forced labour during the harvest.

  2. Sierra Leone is founding crisis recovery and resilience on international labour standards

    25 August 2021

    Sierra Leone’s historic ratification of 9 ILO instruments was marked in a virtual ceremony with the ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder.

  3. Antigua and Barbuda ratifies nine ILO instruments

    24 August 2021

  4. © (c) ILO/M. Fossat 2021

    ILO’s Virtual Academy to promote decent work in rural economy

    18 August 2021

    To improve rural working condition during and beyond the pandemic, the ILO in Indonesia organized the first Virtual Academy to promote decent work in rural economy, with specific focus on the agriculture sector, through country-level policy dialogues and masterclasses.

  5. National Webinar to launch the Reporting on forced labour and fair recruitment: An ILO toolkit for Nepali Journalists

    The toolkit provides information and advice to media professionals on how to report accurately and effectively on forced labour and fair recruitment.

July 2021

  1. © Gargalo Vasco 2021

    Cartoonists from all over the world draw their visions of forced labour

    30 July 2021

    To mark World Day Against Trafficking in Persons the International Labour Organization and Human Resources without Borders have announced the winners of an international cartoon competition on forced labour.