News on forced labour

June 2017

  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. © A. Gonzalez Farran / UNAMID 2018

    "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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  2. © ILO/Nisreen Bathish 2018

    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 2018

    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 2018

    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).