News on forced labour

May 2009

  1. Abolishing Forced Labour in Indonesia through the Establishment of International standards for Domestic Workers

    25 May 2009

    The new ILO Global Report “The Cost of Coercion” points out that among the intensified international and national efforts to reduce and prevent forced labour, are new laws and policies at national and regional level, as well as a growing provision of social protection for those most at risk of forced labour and trafficking

  2. National Stakeholder Hearing on the plight of Indonesian domestic workers

    Event organized in conjunction with the Launch of ILO’s Global Report on Forced Labour 2009 “The Cost of Coercion”: Global Report under the Follow up to the ILO Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work”

  3. Addressing Forced Labor in a Time of Global Economic Crisis

    The International Labour Organization (ILO) in collaboration with the Harrison Institute for Public Law at Georgetown Law organizes a panel discussion on a unified approach to ending forced labour -- the role of governments, business, trade unions and civil society.

  4. ILO Calls for a Unified Approach to Combatting Forced Labour

    20 May 2009

    Forced labour must be vigorously tackled by government, business and unions with criminal prosecution for offenders and greater protection for victims.

  5. Briefing “Forced Labour: The Cost of Coercion”

    This briefing will look at what new tactics are being employed to combat forced labour and what steps must still be taken to create a world where human labour cannot be bought.

  6. New ILO report says “cost of coercion” to workers in forced labour surpasses USD 20 billion per year

    12 May 2009

    In a new study on the patterns of forced labour worldwide, the International Labour Office (ILO) says the “opportunity cost” of coercion to the workers affected reaches over USD 20 billion per year.

  7. Labour Inspection in Italy by an elite unit of the Carabinieri and the Ministry of Labour

    12 May 2009

    This elite unit monitors the application of labour law and social security to combat illegal and disguised employment, exploitation of labour in “sweatshops”, trafficking in human beings and works towards the elimination of inhuman working conditions, including slavery.

  8. Italy: Carabinieri Labour Inspectors

    12 May 2009

    Twenty-one billion dollars: that’s how much the victims of forced labour lost in wages and in fees paid to agencies last year worldwide, according to “The Cost of Coercion”, the ILO’s Global Report on the economic costs of coercive labour practices. And the plague of forced labour is going global, now becoming part of the fabric of even the wealthiest and most progressive societies.

  9. Forced Labour report cites opportunity cost of coercion

    12 May 2009

    Forced Labour costs USD 20 billion per year - Roger Plant, Head of the ILO's Special Action Programme to combat Forced Labour, explains the financial as well as moral reasons why governments throughout the world must crack down on forced labour.

  10. New ILO report says “cost of coercion” to workers in forced labour surpasses USD 20 billion per year

    12 May 2009

    In a new study on the patterns of forced labour worldwide, the International Labour Office (ILO) says the “opportunity cost” of coercion to the workers affected reaches over USD 20 billion per year.