News on forced labour

December 2017

  1. © Peretz Partensky 2017

    Uzbekistan ends systematic use of child labour and takes measures to end forced labour

    12 December 2017

    An ILO team monitoring the cotton harvest in Uzbekistan has found that child labour is no longer systematically used and that measures are being taken to end the use of forced labour. These conclusions were discussed at a roundtable in Tashkent.

  2. © Julian Buijzen 2017

    ILO launches Migration Glossary for Middle East media

    08 December 2017

    The glossary guides journalists in the region towards rights-based reporting on migration, forced labour and trafficking in persons, as part of an initiative to promote fair migration.

November 2017

  1. © Sajjad Hussain / AFP 2017

    DFID announces £13 million for ILO Work in Freedom programme

    30 November 2017

    DFID pledges a new package of support totalling £13 million for the ILO-run Work in Freedom programme to prevent trafficking and forced labour among women migrant workers from South Asia.

  2. 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.

  3. 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