News on forced labour

June 2017

  1. Budapest hosts Europe and Central Asia Regional Consultation Workshop on achieving the SDG Target 8.7 with regard to Child and Forced Labour

    23 June 2017

  2. Taking forward Alliance 8.7 in sub-Saharan Africa

    21 June 2017

    “In order to advance Alliance 8.7, we can no longer do business as usual”, said ILO Regional Director for Africa, Aeneas Chuma, at the opening of a two-day regional consultation on child labour and forced labour in sub-Saharan Africa. The conference aims to agree on concrete continental actions in preparation for the IV Global Conference on the Sustained Eradication of Child Labour (November 2017, Argentina).

  3. Denmark joins renewed fight to end forced labour

    14 June 2017

  4. Sweden joins the global movement against forced labour

    14 June 2017

  5. Iceland ratifies the 2014 Protocol to the 1930 ILO Forced Labour Convention, as part of a renewed global effort to eradicate all forms of forced labour

    14 June 2017

  6. Jamaica renews commitment toward International Labour Standards

    13 June 2017

    Jamaica ratifies the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006, as amended (MLC, 2006) and the Protocol of 2014 to the Forced Labour Convention, 1930

  7. © A. Gonzalez Farran / UNAMID 2017

    "In conflicts and disasters, protect children from child labour"

    12 June 2017

    “Children in areas affected by conflict and disasters are among the most vulnerable. No child must be left behind.” says ILO Director-General Guy Ryder in his statement for World Day Against Child Labour.

  8. ILO Establishes a Global Business Network on Forced Labour and Human Trafficking

    02 June 2017

    New network marks unique opportunity to address the scourge of forced labour and human trafficking in a rapidly changing world.

  9. Five things to know about the ILO Committee on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work

    01 June 2017

    The realization of fundamental principles and rights at work is at the heart of the ILO's Decent Work agenda. It includes the elimination of child labour, forced labour, and discrimination at work, as well as the promotion of freedom of association and collective bargaining. Beate Andrees, Chief of the ILO's Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work (FPRW) Branch, tells us what we can expect at this year’s FPRW Committee taking place at the 106th International Labour Conference.

May 2017

  1. ILO Goodwill Ambassador meets victims of forced labour

    09 May 2017

    Ahead of the launch of the 50 for Freedom campaign in Brazil, ILO Goodwill Ambassador, Wagner Moura, heard the testimonies of a group of workers who were rescued from forced labour.