News on forced labour

May 2017

  1. © ILO/Nisreen Bathish 2017

    Reforming visa sponsorship systems for migrant workers can benefit destination countries in the Middle East

    08 May 2017

    Reforming the current visa sponsorship arrangements that govern temporary labour migration in the Middle East would have wide-ranging benefits – from improving working conditions and better meeting the needs of employers, to boosting the economy and labour market productivity, according to a new ILO report.

March 2017

  1. Tajikistan: Orientation Training Workshop on Forced Labour, Modern Slavery, Child Trafficking and Child Labour

    30 March 2017

    On 30 March 2017, a one-day orientation-training workshop for national partners on forced labour, modern slavery, child trafficking and child labour was organized in Tajikistan.

  2. © Well-Bred Kannan 2017

    Ending the instability in which modern slavery thrives

    17 March 2017

    The UN Security Council is pushing for cooperation on cross-border prevention, protection and prosecution in fighting the widespread denial of basic human rights.

  3. © Cao peng / Imaginechina 2017

    ILO and Walk Free Foundation to collaborate on Global Estimate of Modern Slavery

    17 March 2017

    Joint research by the International Labour Organization and the Walk Free Foundation will provide critical data for measuring progress on achieving Target 8.7 of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

  4. Identifying and investigating cases of forced labour and trafficking

    This course will train participants to better identify and investigate cases of forced labour, including trafficking in human beings for labour exploitation. It will introduce forced labour indicators and will address different stages of the investigative process, such as victim interviews and gathering evidence, with a focus on the pre-trial phase. Participants will be introduced to the new Protocol and Recommendation supplementing the Forced Labour Convention, 1930 (No.29) including provisions pertaining to the protection of workers from abuses arising during the recruitment process.

  5. Establishing fair recruitment processes

    Are you interested to learn more about what you can do to reduce the risk of abusive and fraudulent recruitment of workers in the supply chain? Then join the ITCILO’s course on Establishing Fair Recruitment Processes.

February 2017

  1. 43rd Session of the ARLAC Governing Council Meeting and High Level Symposium on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work

    Members States of the African Regional Labour Administration Centre (ARLAC) are holding a High Level Ministerial Symposium on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work from 27 February to 3 March 2017.

  2. 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.