26 April 2007
Human trafficking for forced labor might be a greater problem than the more widely known problem of trafficking for sexual exploitation, says Kristiina Kangaspunta, the chief of the Anti-Human Trafficking Unit for the U.N. Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC, working closely with the International Labour Organization.
The objective of the meeting is to discuss how to improve indicators and data on forced labour, including the forced labour outcomes of human trafficking, with a view to promoting better law enforcement and monitoring the impact of national and international policies.
19 April 2007
Concerted business action against forced labour can be a concrete first step towards the decent work agenda and a fair globalization for which we stand.
The Council of Europe has prepared a study on the misuse of internet for the recruitment of victims of trafficking in human beings. In order to contribute to the preparation of this study, the seminar held in Strasbourg on 7 and 8 June 2007 discussed the different methods used for the recruitment of victims on the internet and possible legislative, administrative and technical measures to combat this misuse. Representatives of the countries which had ratified the Council of Europe Convention on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings, EUROPOL, EUROJUST, ILO, national polices forces and non-governmental organisations attended the seminar.
15 March 2007
In Burkina Faso, the focus is on bus stations and bus drivers to help prevent children from being trafficked. Rescued children are given apprenticeships to ensure they won't be trafficked again.
12 January 2007
Marinalva is a labour inspector, part of the Brazilian government team called the “mobile squad”. They inspect farms in remote parts of the country, rescuing workers from forced labour as ILO TV explains.
10 January 2006
How does someone get caught in the trap of forced labour? From the rainforests of Peru to the meat factories of Germany, ILO TV tells the stories of men and women forced to labour, and shows what is being done globally to combat this modern day slavery.
07 November 2005
Presentation to OSCE High-Level Conference, “Human Trafficking for Labour Exploitation on Forced and Bonded Labour”, Vienna, 7-8 November 2005
26 April 2002
Slavery is thought of as a thing of the past, but in certain African countries, such as Sudan, Niger and Mauritania, forced labour in its most ancient form still exists today. In Niger, the International Labour Organization is working with tribal chiefs to eradicate these modern forms of slavery and as ILO TV reports, the main thrust is to combat poverty.
14 February 2002
The trafficking of children from country to country is seen as one of the worst forms of child labour, according to the International Labour Organization. As ILO TV now reports from Greece, youngsters often end up working and living on the streets, but the reasons behind the phenomenon - and the children’s legal situation - are complex.