News on forced labour

September 2018

  1. © David Stanley 2018

    ILO continues rigorous monitoring of Uzbekistan cotton harvest

    20 September 2018

    A statement in response to a report by Lasslett and Gstrein on the monitoring of Uzbekistan’s cotton harvest.

July 2018

  1. Unveiling slavery

    24 July 2018

    American humanitarian photographer Lisa Kristine discusses her work over the past 30 years documenting indigenous cultures and social issues such as modern slavery.

  2. Media Reporting on Forced Labour and Fair Recruitment

    The media has a key role to play in supporting public awareness against all kinds of forced labour and promotion of fair recruitment. Media can be key influencers, affecting public perceptions about forced labour and labour migration. News coverage may help bring a cause into the mainstream by engaging people, creating the public mobilization and support to drive policy changes.

  3. Malaysia develops its capacity to address forced labour

    02 July 2018

    The International Labour Organization held a workshop on 26-28 June 2018 to help develop the capacities of judges and legal practitioners to fight forced labour in Malaysia.

June 2018

  1. Tripartite Meeting of Experts on Defining Recruitment Fees and Related Costs

    The ILO Governing Body at its 331st Session agreed to convene in November 2018 a three-day “Tripartite Meeting of Experts on Defining Recruitment Fees and Related Costs”, with the objective to review, amend and adopt draft definitions on recruitment fees and related costs developed by the Office based on a global comparative study and thorough analysis by the Office of definitions of recruitment fees and costs; and recommend ways to disseminate and use the adopted definition at the international and national levels by constituents.
    Please note that this Meeting is by invitation only and not open to the public.

  2. The future we want depends on innovative policies, responsible business conduct and people-centred technology

    14 June 2018

    ILO head says that “businesses have a central role to play in fighting the global scourge of forced labour”.

  3. © Evgeni Zotov 2018

    Kyrgyzstan: Looking for digital solutions to combat child labour

    12 June 2018

    The ILO in Kyrgyzstan partnered with young information technology (IT) specialists to find ways of applying innovative digital technologies to help monitor child labour.

  4. Thailand joins the global movement to combat forced labour

    04 June 2018

May 2018

  1. Generation Safe and Healthy Children’s Summit

    The ILO Caring Gold Project, funded by the United States Department of Labor, will bring the World Day against Child Labour in Camarines Norte to address child labour and to promote decent work, including occupational safety and health in small-scale gold mines. Over 250 children, parents and partners will join the campaign and children’s summit.

  2. Philippine Fashion Week: Compassionate Gold Brand Launch

    Innovative solutions are crucial to address child labour and to promote decent work in small-scale gold mines. The ILO Caring Gold Project, funded by the United States Department of Labor, and implemented with BAN Toxics, will launch the Compassionate Gold brand in partnership with the Philippine Fashion Week. Compassionate Gold ensures responsible mining practices.