News on forced labour

July 2017

  1. Towards a future of work without child labour and forced labour in Europe and Central Asia

    19 July 2017

June 2017

  1. Advancing Alliance 8.7 in Europe and Central Asia

    29 June 2017

    ILO and OSCE host Europe and Central Asia regional meeting on achieving Sustainable Development Goal Target 8.7 of eradicating child labour by 2025 and forced labour, modern slavery and human trafficking by 2030.

  2. © Carsten ten Brink 2017

    ILO monitoring of the cotton harvest in Uzbekistan

    27 June 2017

  3. Budapest hosts Europe and Central Asia Regional Consultation Workshop on achieving the SDG Target 8.7 with regard to Child and Forced Labour

    23 June 2017

  4. Taking forward Alliance 8.7 in sub-Saharan Africa

    21 June 2017

    “In order to advance Alliance 8.7, we can no longer do business as usual”, said ILO Regional Director for Africa, Aeneas Chuma, at the opening of a two-day regional consultation on child labour and forced labour in sub-Saharan Africa. The conference aims to agree on concrete continental actions in preparation for the IV Global Conference on the Sustained Eradication of Child Labour (November 2017, Argentina).

  5. Denmark joins renewed fight to end forced labour

    14 June 2017

  6. Sweden joins the global movement against forced labour

    14 June 2017

  7. Iceland ratifies the 2014 Protocol to the 1930 ILO Forced Labour Convention, as part of a renewed global effort to eradicate all forms of forced labour

    14 June 2017

  8. Jamaica renews commitment toward International Labour Standards

    13 June 2017

    Jamaica ratifies the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006, as amended (MLC, 2006) and the Protocol of 2014 to the Forced Labour Convention, 1930

  9. © A. Gonzalez Farran / UNAMID 2017

    "In conflicts and disasters, protect children from child labour"

    12 June 2017

    “Children in areas affected by conflict and disasters are among the most vulnerable. No child must be left behind.” says ILO Director-General Guy Ryder in his statement for World Day Against Child Labour.