News on forced labour

April 2018

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

February 2018

  1. European Consultation on the ILO Global Business Network on Forced Labour and Human Trafficking

    The International Labour Organization (ILO), in collaboration with the International Employers Organization (IOE), the Swiss Employers’ Confederation, and the Government of Switzerland, invites companies and employers based in Europe to join a consultation on the ILO Global Business Network on Forced Labour and Human Trafficking.

  2. Building Capacity for Migrant Workers’ Access to Just Compensation, Post-Return

    The Integrated Programe on Fair Recruitment (FAIR project) will conduct a training workshop “Building Capacity for Migrant Workers’ Access to Just Compensation, Post-Return” to help develop the capacities of the caseworkers of Sentro ng mga Nagkakaisa at Progresibong Manggagawa (SENTRO) to identify, develop and, with the help of partners abroad, seek damages on behalf of migrant workers who have been exploited, trafficked or injured in Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (Hong Kong SAR).

  3. © Carsten ten Brink 2018

    ILO reports important progress on child labour and forced labour in Uzbek cotton fields

    13 February 2018

    Monitoring team finds strong political will from central government to end fundamental labour rights’ violations during the 2017 cotton harvest: Child labour is no longer an issue, while forced labour is being systematically addressed.

  4. Launch of the Anthology of Stories - FAIR Perspective: Stories of Filipino migrant workers in the media

    The Integrated Programe on Fair Recruitment (FAIR project) will conduct the following activities with the implementing partner, the National Union of Journalists of the Philippines (NUJP): Lecture series on media glossary on labour migration; Breakfast with editors; Launch of Anthology of stories on labour migration.

  5. Hundreds of Brazilian workers rescued at least twice from slavery in past 15 years

    06 February 2018

    The Digital Observatory of Slave Labour in Brazil, a joint project by the ILO and the Federal Labour Prosecution Office, has issued new data on slave labour in the country.