News on forced labour

January 2010

  1. Workshop "Addressing the Demand Side of Chinese Migrant Workers in European Countries”

    Workshop organized by the ILO, in cooperation with the National Council of Small and Medium Sized Private Enterprises in Romania (CNIPMMR), , as a component of the Project on “Capacity Building for Migration Management in China (CBMM)”.

December 2009

  1. Greetings from SAP-FL

    23 December 2009

    As we enter the new year, we would like to thank you for your continued commitment to end forced labour and human trafficking.

  2. A Tripartite Approach for the Prevention of Bonded Labour in India: An Interview with Anil Swarup, from the Indian Ministry of Labour

    06 December 2009

    In an interview with the ILO, Anil Swarup discusses the current situation of bonded labour in India. He talks about the actions taken by the ILO and the Indian government, including efforts to converge ongoing government schemes to assist potential victims of bonded labour. Anil Swarup is the Director General (Labour Welfare) of the Indian Ministry of Labour and Employment.

  3. Workshop "The employment of Chinese migrant workers in UK: issues and solutions"

    Event organized by the University of Nottingham and the ILO, as part of a European Union-China collaborative project "Capacity Building for Migration Management in China (CBMM)" funded by the EU.

November 2009

  1. The British Government has backed new laws to crackdown on modern day slavery

    04 November 2009

    Ministers have conceded that existing legislation fails to protect people from modern day slavery and have agreed to criminalise forced labour and forced servitude in the Coroners and Justice Bill.

  2. ILO-Nottingham workshop raises urgent Chinese migrant labour issues

    04 November 2009

    Human trafficking, the exploitation of Chinese migrants in the UK and the impact of economic recession on Chinese migrant workers were among issues hotly debated by more than 70 people at a conference organised by the International Labour Organization (ILO) and The University of Nottingham.

  3. Human trafficking and forced labour - Training of Trainers

    The training is part of a broader ILO initiative to build the capacity of Tajik officials to prevent and prosecute human trafficking in the context of labour migration from Tajikistan. The overall objective of these capacity building measures is to improve investigation and prosecution of alleged trafficking cases as well as to ensure identification, protection and rehabilitation of the victims of trafficking and forced labor, in accordance with internationally accepted principles.

  4. National workshop on regulation and monitoring of private recruitment agencies

    The seminar aims at reviewing national regulations and monitoring mechanisms; drafting recommendations for the promotion of ethical business practices; and exchanging international and regional good practices.

October 2009

  1. Pakistan: ILO-Ministry of Labour workshop stresses the role of Parliamentarian in the eradication of bonded labour

    23 October 2009

    Federal Minister of Information and Broadcasting Qamar Zaman Kaira said Friday that government was committed to eradicate bonded labour from the country with support of all stakeholders. He was participating in a workshop on “Role of parliamentarian” organized by ILO and Ministry of Labour.

  2. Unprotected migrant workers pay a heavy price

    22 October 2009

    Protecting trafficked workers is a job for labour inspectors, and not just the police.