News on forced labour

September 2008

  1. Preventing Human Trafficking for Forced Labour and the Worst Forms of Child Labour

    The Trades Union Congress (UK), Anti-Slavery International and ILO organized a joint workshop to feature a showcase of proven practices to prevent trafficking for labour exploitation by the ILO’s Mekong Sub-regional Project to Combat Trafficking in Children and Women and to discuss challenges in response to labour trafficking in the UK.

  2. Forced Labour And Human Trafficking - The Global Challenge and the ILO Response by Roger Plant, Oslo, 4 September 2008

    04 September 2008

    Presentation to a roundtable on “Human Trafficking with a Focus on Forced Labour”, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Oslo, Norway, 4 September 2008

  3. Regional workshop on forced labour and human trafficking

    The International Trade Union Confederation - African Regional Organisation (ITUC-Africa) in collaboration with the ITUC, the ILO and the American Center for International Labor Solidarity (ACLIS) organised a three day Capacity Building Regional Workshop on Forced Labour and Human Trafficking for Trade Union Leaders in Africa

August 2008

  1. Russia: Where Migration Means Trafficking

    26 August 2008

    New efforts have been launched to curb human trafficking across Russia and the ex-Soviet republics

  2. Taking the fight to the stage - Hip hop used to counter human trafficking in Zambia

    14 August 2008

    Young people in Zambia will soon be learning important messages about human trafficking while dancing to a new beat. The four minute ‘bounce-to-the-beat’ hip hop track, sung in English interspersed with three local Zambian languages, warns young people of the illegal trade in human beings and of how traffickers lure their victims with false promises of a ‘better life’.

  3. Song "Break the Chain" of Human Trafficking

    14 August 2008

    The four minute ‘bounce-to-the-beat’ hip hop track, sung in English interspersed with three local Zambian languages, warns young people of the illegal trade in human beings and of how traffickers lure their victims with false promises of a ‘better life’.

  4. Ghana: Community members urged to join hands to fight human trafficking

    01 August 2008

    Mr. Wahab Suhuyini Wumbei, Tolon/ Kumbungu District Chief Executive (DCE), on Thursday appealed to community members to join hands with stakeholders in the fight against forced labour and human trafficking. An article from Modern Ghana News

  5. Handout of publications

    01 August 2008

    Updated list of all the publications of the ILO Special Action Programme against Forced Labour

July 2008

  1. CNN awards ILO TV with "Best Business Report 2008"

    11 July 2008

    The ILO TV story "Child Trafficking in Burkina Faso" has won the 2008 CNN World Report Award for "Best Business Report". Selected from over 70 nominations from more than 40 contributors, the report highlights ILO efforts to prevent children from being trafficked in Burkina Faso.

June 2008

  1. New leaflet "Strengthening Employers’ Activities against Forced Labour"

    27 June 2008

    Employers’ organisations and business have a central role to play in combating, preventing and eradicating all forms of forced or compulsory labour. Employers’ organisations, in particular, are strategically well-laced to provide institutional engagement and sustainability for programmes that address this abuse. Business involvement is key to the success of the ILO’s campaign to rid the world of forced labour and human trafficking by 2015.