News on forced labour

May 2017

  1. ILO Goodwill Ambassador meets victims of forced labour

    09 May 2017

    Ahead of the launch of the 50 for Freedom campaign in Brazil, ILO Goodwill Ambassador, Wagner Moura, heard the testimonies of a group of workers who were rescued from forced labour.

  2. © ILO/Nisreen Bathish 2017

    Reforming visa sponsorship systems for migrant workers can benefit destination countries in the Middle East

    08 May 2017

    Reforming the current visa sponsorship arrangements that govern temporary labour migration in the Middle East would have wide-ranging benefits – from improving working conditions and better meeting the needs of employers, to boosting the economy and labour market productivity, according to a new ILO report.

March 2017

  1. Tajikistan: Orientation Training Workshop on Forced Labour, Modern Slavery, Child Trafficking and Child Labour

    30 March 2017

    On 30 March 2017, a one-day orientation-training workshop for national partners on forced labour, modern slavery, child trafficking and child labour was organized in Tajikistan.

  2. © Well-Bred Kannan 2017

    Ending the instability in which modern slavery thrives

    17 March 2017

    The UN Security Council is pushing for cooperation on cross-border prevention, protection and prosecution in fighting the widespread denial of basic human rights.

  3. © Cao peng / Imaginechina 2017

    ILO and Walk Free Foundation to collaborate on Global Estimate of Modern Slavery

    17 March 2017

    Joint research by the International Labour Organization and the Walk Free Foundation will provide critical data for measuring progress on achieving Target 8.7 of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

  4. ILO Statement to the UN Security Council on Modern Slavery

    16 March 2017

February 2017

  1. ILO’s Decent Work Programne makes progress in Uzbekistan

    01 February 2017

    Amid encouraging labour rights trends in Uzbekistan, the ILO has broadened its commitment to improve decent work and social justice in the country.

January 2017

  1. Finland joins renewed fight to end forced labour

    27 January 2017

  2. From slave to university student

    27 January 2017

    As we mark Brazil’s National Day to Combat Forced Labour on 28 January, read the true story of Rafael Ferreira, who was forced into slavery in the Brazilian state of Mato Grosso when he was 12 years old. Five years later he was rescued and is now about to start university with the help of the ILO.

  3. New ILO Project Presented at Tripartite Committee Meeting in Tajikistan

    25 January 2017

    On 25 January 2017, the National Tripartite Committee for Decent Work met to hear a presentation of a new ILO Technical Cooperation Project “Combating Child Labour in Human Trafficking in Central Asia”, financed by the Government of Federal Republic of Germany.