News on forced labour

September 2017

  1. Spain joins the global movement to combat forced labour

    21 September 2017

  2. 40 million in modern slavery and 152 million in child labour around the world

    19 September 2017

    New data reveal that the UN's Sustainable Development Goals, particularly Goal Target 8.7, will not be achieved unless efforts to fight modern slavery and child labour are dramatically increased.

  3. © Asrian Mirza / ILO 2017

    Powerful global coalition to boost equal pay for women at work

    18 September 2017

    New initiative will support innovative and effective equal pay policies and practices around the globe.

  4. Alliance 8.7 to present the latest global estimates of modern slavery and child labour

    15 September 2017

  5. Making Fair Recruitment a Reality!

    11 September 2017

    This video chronicles the ILO’s effort to establish a corridor to recruit fairly workers from Nepal to Jordan to work in the ready-made garment sector. It highlights the power of the various actors in a supply chain to make positive change when they work together to achieve a common objective that benefits each of them.

August 2017

  1. Wagner Moura meets victims of forced labour

    23 August 2017

    23 August marks International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery. Around the world, there are still 21 million people living in conditions of forced labour. Actor and ILO Goodwill Ambassador Wagner Moura recently met three of them from his home country of Brazil to learn about their experiences.

July 2017

  1. The horror of modern slavery on screen

    28 July 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.’

  2. Towards a future of work without child labour and forced labour in Europe and Central Asia

    19 July 2017

June 2017

  1. Advancing Alliance 8.7 in Europe and Central Asia

    29 June 2017

    ILO and OSCE host Europe and Central Asia regional meeting on achieving Sustainable Development Goal Target 8.7 of eradicating child labour by 2025 and forced labour, modern slavery and human trafficking by 2030.

  2. © Carsten ten Brink 2017

    ILO monitoring of the cotton harvest in Uzbekistan

    27 June 2017