News on forced labour

November 2017

  1. The international community agrees to redouble efforts to fight against child labour and forced labour

    16 November 2017

    The three-day IV Global Conference on the Sustained Eradication of Child Labour concluded with the adoption of the Buenos Aires Declaration which spells out principles and actions to be taken. During the meeting, delegates presented almost 100 pledges for concrete steps towards the eradication of child labour and forced labour, and the generation of quality employment for young people.

  2. Namibia joins the global movement to combat forced labour

    06 November 2017

October 2017

  1. Facebook Live on 2017 Global Estimates of Modern Slavery and Child Labour

    The ILO will hold a special Facebook Live Session on the 2017 Global Estimates of Modern Slavery and Child Labour on Tuesday, 24 October at 08:30 GMT (10:30 Geneva time).

  2. ILO to host Facebook Live Session on 2017 Global Estimates of Modern Slavery and Child Labour

    23 October 2017

  3. IV Global Conference on the Sustained Eradication of Child Labour

  4. The horror of modern slavery on screen

    12 October 2017

    50 for Freedom advocate and actor, Joaquín Furriel, was special guest of the International Labour Organization at a screening in Geneva of the award-winning movie, ‘The Boss: Anatomy of a crime.’

September 2017

  1. Switzerland reaffirms its commitment to combating all forms of forced labour

    28 September 2017

  2. Spain joins the global movement to combat forced labour

    21 September 2017

  3. 40 million in modern slavery and 152 million in child labour around the world

    19 September 2017

    New data reveal that the UN's Sustainable Development Goals, particularly Goal Target 8.7, will not be achieved unless efforts to fight modern slavery and child labour are dramatically increased.

  4. © Asrian Mirza / ILO 2017

    Powerful global coalition to boost equal pay for women at work

    18 September 2017

    New initiative will support innovative and effective equal pay policies and practices around the globe.