News on forced labour

February 2017

  1. ILO’s Decent Work Programne makes progress in Uzbekistan

    01 February 2017

    Amid encouraging labour rights trends in Uzbekistan, the ILO has broadened its commitment to improve decent work and social justice in the country.

January 2017

  1. Finland joins renewed fight to end forced labour

    27 January 2017

  2. From slave to university student

    27 January 2017

    As we mark Brazil’s National Day to Combat Forced Labour on 28 January, read the true story of Rafael Ferreira, who was forced into slavery in the Brazilian state of Mato Grosso when he was 12 years old. Five years later he was rescued and is now about to start university with the help of the ILO.

  3. New ILO Project Presented at Tripartite Committee Meeting in Tajikistan

    25 January 2017

    On 25 January 2017, the National Tripartite Committee for Decent Work met to hear a presentation of a new ILO Technical Cooperation Project “Combating Child Labour in Human Trafficking in Central Asia”, financed by the Government of Federal Republic of Germany.

  4. International Labour Standards Academy

    The ILS Academy is designed to provide knowledge and tools on international labour standards to a varied audience, building bridges and understanding between groups of participants from different professions and regions, all interested in rights at work. To this end, the programme provides a comprehensive range of training courses in the area of ILS.

December 2016

  1. Advancing human rights at work - A look back at 2016

    22 December 2016

    2016 has been a significant year in advancing fundamental principles and rights at work. Working with governments, social partners and communities, the ILO FUNDAMENTALS Branch has helped those who cannot organize and bargain collectively, those suffering from discrimination, and those who are trapped in child labour and forced labour. There is much more to be done, and we look forward to accelerating progress and coordinating action towards our common goals over the coming years.

  2. Wagner Moura urges to join the global movement to help put an end to modern slavery

    02 December 2016

    On the occasion of International Day for the Abolition of Slavery, 2 December, ILO Goodwill Ambassador, Wagner Moura, explains why we should all commit to help end modern slavery by joining the ILO’s 50 for Freedom campaign. This video has been realised by the ILO and Viacom International Media Networks, The Americas.

  3. Everyone needs to be aware of slavery and know how to fight it

    02 December 2016

    "The right to be free of forced labour is both a fundamental labour right, as well as a human right", says ILO Director-General Guy Ryder in his message for International Day for the Abolition of Slavery.

November 2016

  1. Argentina joins the global movement against forced labour

    09 November 2016

  2. Landmark Forced Labour Protocol enters into force

    09 November 2016

    The ILO Forced Labour Protocol, which was adopted by the International Labour Conference in 2014, enters into force on 9th November, a year after it gained its second ratification.