News on forced labour

December 2019

  1. ILO calls for unity to end modern-day slavery

    02 December 2019

    On the International Day for the Abolition of Slavery, Channel Africa's Zikhona Miso spoke to the ILO's forced labour senior specialist, Luiz Machado about what can be done to eliminate forced labour around the world.

November 2019

  1. Countries in Asia and the Pacific drive action to end child labour, forced labour and human trafficking

    22 November 2019

    Asia-Pacific countries committed to accelerate action and strengthen collaboration to ensure that all women, men, girls and boys are free from child labour, forced labour and human trafficking.

  2. Asia Regional Conference on reaching SDG Target 8.7: Eradicating forced labour, human trafficking and child labour

  3. Child labour and human trafficking remain important concerns in global supply chains

    12 November 2019

    New estimates of child labour, forced labour and human trafficking in global supply chains are revealed in a report compiled by the ILO, OECD, IOM and UNICEF – members of the Alliance 8.7 partnership on child labour, forced labour, modern slavery and human trafficking.

  4. Malawi renews commitment toward International Labour Standards

    12 November 2019

  5. We need to do more to protect migrant workers, says the ILO's Michelle Leighton

    05 November 2019

    CNN International interviews Michelle Leighton, Chief of the ILO's Labour Migration Branch to discuss what can be done to better protect migrant workers from human trafficking and forced labour.

October 2019

  1. ILO Commission of Inquiry issues report on complaint against the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela

    03 October 2019

    The Commission of Inquiry set up by the ILO Governing Body to examine a complaint against the Government of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela has adopted its report.

September 2019

  1. Uzbekistan ratifies the Protocol of 2014 to the Forced Labour Convention

    17 September 2019

    Uzbekistan becomes the 40th ILO member State having ratified the Protocol

  2. Austria renews commitment to combat forced labour

    12 September 2019

    Austria has ratified the Protocol of 2014 to the Forced Labour Convention becoming the 39th ILO member State to do so

  3. ILO Global Business Network on Forced Labour: First Annual Meeting