News on forced labour

May 2010

  1. The Business Leaders Award to Fight Human Trafficking is now open for nominations

    28 May 2010

    To honour business leaders who take an active stand against human trafficking, End Human Trafficking Now!, the United Nations Global Initiative to Fight Human Trafficking (UN.GIFT) and the United Nations Global Compact are jointly launching a new international award, “Business Leaders against Human Trafficking”

  2. Labour exploitation is considered to be the new form of slavery for the 21st century

    15 May 2010

    Spain: UGT launched its campaign “For Decent Jobs, Against Labour Exploitation” today

  3. "Human Trafficking, a complex reality"

    Conference arranged by the Danish Centre against Human Trafficking, organized under the Danish National Board of Social Services

  4. 2010 calendar: Photos from Georgian workers

    12 May 2010

    This calendar has been designed in the framework of a joint project of the ILO, OSCE, IOM and ICMPD, funded by the European Union

  5. United Nations resolution to improve the coordination of efforts against trafficking in persons

    10 May 2010

    On 26 March 2010, the General Assembly of the United Nations adopted a resolution on "Improving the coordination of efforts against trafficking" in persons

April 2010

  1. ESRC seminar series on Unfree Labour

    Seminar organized by the University of Manchester, co-sponsored by Anti-Slavery International

  2. Doha Hosts Anti-Human Trafficking Forum

    21 April 2010

    On 22 and 23 March 2010, Doha hosted the Doha Foundation Forum for combating human trafficking as part of the efforts made by the state against this criminal phenomenon and its role in protecting human rights

  3. Georgia: A new website to promote safe migration

    15 April 2010

    In close cooperation with the ILO, ICMPD and OSCE, IOM is running a website to help would-be migrants make an informed choice

  4. Action plan for preventing future trafficking cases in Eastern Europe

    15 April 2010

    A two-day meeting was held in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, on 31 March and 1 April, to discuss the SerbAz company case, which involves the trafficking of workers from the Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Republic of Serbia and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia to Azerbaijan. This case concerns 700 migrant construction workers and as such is one of the largest registered cases of human trafficking for labour exploitation purposes in Europe

  5. Forced labour in Europe: cases, concepts and action, by Undine Groeger, Copenhagen, April 2010

    14 April 2010

    Presentation to the conference on “Human Trafficking”, Copenhagen, Denmark, 14 April 2010