News on forced labour

September 2008

  1. 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.

  2. Addressing Forced Labour: The Role of Employers' Organisations and Business

    The conference will discuss why forced labour is an issue for employers and business and what role employer organisations should play to support the efforts of business in combating forced labour at national and international levels.

  3. ILC coverage: After the Cyclone - the ILO's work in Myanmar

    09 June 2008

    In the immediate aftermath of Cyclone Nargis hitting Myanmar the focus was inevitably on humantarian relief and the aid operation. Now attention is shifting to the longer term, and issues such as whether the next rice harvest can be saved and food shortages averted, and what measures need to be taken to stop forced labour being used in reconstruction work. The prevention of forced labour is at the heart of the ILO's mandate in Myanmar. The ILO's Liaison Officer for Myanmar, Steve Marshall, has been in Geenva, reporting to the International Labour Conference on the situation. As he prepares to return to Yangon, Sophy Fisher asked him what he thought the longer term effects of the cyclone disaster would be, in terms of the ILO's work.