News on forced labour

May 2018

  1. Safe & Fair: Consultative Dialogue on realizing women migrant workers’ rights and opportunities in the ASEAN Region

    A consultative dialogue was held to discuss a new project focused on the rights of women migrant workers in the ASEAN Region.

  2. National Consultations on Forced Labour in Kyrgyzstan

    18 May 2018

    The issues of ensuring decent work in Kyrgyzstan free of coercion and exploitation were at the heart of the conference “World of Work in Kyrgyzstan: National Consultations on Forced Labour. Challenges and Prevention Measures”, held on May 18 in Bishkek.

  3. Action against Forced Labour High on the Agenda

    14 May 2018

    In Kyrgyzstan, deputies of the Zhogorku Kenesh (Parliament) have called for a tougher stand against forced labour using all available means.

April 2018

  1. ILO inaugurates its first project office in Qatar

    30 April 2018

    The office will support implementation of a comprehensive technical cooperation programme on working conditions and labour rights in Qatar.

  2. Guidelines for fair recruitment of migrant labour – Enterprises

    19 April 2018

    To tackle abusive and fraudulent recruitment practices, the ILO has developed general principles and operational guidelines for fair recruitment of migrant labour. This video shows guidelines that address enterprise responsibilities in the recruitment process.

  3. Guidelines for fair recruitment of migrant labour – Governments

    19 April 2018

    To tackle abusive and fraudulent recruitment practices, the ILO has developed general principles and operational guidelines for fair recruitment of migrant labour. This video shows guidelines that can be helpful specifically to governments in the recruitment process.

  4. New online ratings help migrant workers avoid unscrupulous recruiters

    11 April 2018

    A new web platform aimed at migrant workers lists user reviews of recruitment agencies. By helping migrants avoid falling for false promises, the website is an important tool to promote fair recruitment.

March 2018

  1. ILO opens applications for journalism fellowship to improve reporting on labour migration in the Arab States

    09 March 2018

    The programme – produced in partnership with the Ethical Journalism Network – targets journalists and digital media in order to change the narrative on migration in the region.

  2. Measuring progress towards decent work in Thai fishing and seafood industry

    07 March 2018

    A new ILO report on labour conditions of fishers and seafood workers in Thailand provides an overview of the latest progress and remaining challenges.

  3. Consultation on Responsible Business Conduct and Competition in Supply Chains

    The International Labour Organization (ILO), in collaboration with the Federation of Nepalese Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FNCCI), invites Employer Organizations and Sectoral Associations to join with Small and Medium Enterprises for a consultation on Responsible Business Conduct and Competition in Supply Chains.