Videos on forced labour

April 2022

  1. Inspiring farmers to eliminate child labour from lower tiers of the cotton supply chain in Pakistan

    27 April 2022

    A cotton grower in Bahawalpur District of Pakistan promises that from now on, no child will work in his fields again. The ILO developed this testimonial under its project “Promoting Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work in the Cotton Supply Chain”, funded by INDITEX.

December 2021

  1. Celebrity voices, true stories of modern slavery

    02 December 2021

    Celebrity advocates voice the harrowing stories of people trapped in forced labour, to raise awareness of the issue and support the campaign to eliminate modern slavery in all its forms.

September 2021

  1. Decent work for migrant workers in South East Asia's fishing industry

    06 September 2021

    Standing outside a fishing port near Bangkok, Thailand, Chief technical Advisor, Mi Zhou explains how the ILO’s Ship to Shore Rights South East Asia project, funded by the European Union, promotes regular and safe labour migration and decent work for migrant workers in the fishing and seafood processing sectors in the region.

August 2021

  1. ILO in action: An end to child labour and forced labour in Uzbekistan's cotton harvest

    31 August 2021

    Uzbekistan is the sixth largest producer of cotton in the world. Two million people pick the cotton every harvest. The ILO is working with the government, workers, employers and civic society to bring about an end to child labour and forced labour during the harvest.

March 2021

  1. Time to make a difference in the lives of millions in forced labour, urges ILO DG

    25 March 2021

    In congratulating the 50 countries that have now ratified the ILO’s Forced Labour Protocol, ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder, called on all the other countries who haven’t yet ratified to follow suit.

  2. Freedom from slavery is non-negotiable

    25 March 2021

    With the target now met of 50 ratifications of the ILO Forced Labour Protocol, Nobel Peace Prize laureate, Kailash Satyarthi, says he refuses to accept that modern slavery cannot be eliminated.

  3. Slavery continues to thrive in Africa

    23 March 2021

  4. Make the eradication of modern slavery a political priority

    23 March 2021

    As we celebrate the 50th ratification of the ILO Forced Labour Protocol, activist and 50 for Freedom champion, Leonardo Sakamoto, calls on governments to make the eradication of modern slavery a political priority.

  5. We all have a role in ending modern slavery

    23 March 2021

    Humanitarian photographer, Lisa Kristine, has exposed the horrors of modern day slavery through her images. Fifty countries have now ratified the ILO Forced Labour Protocol. However, we all have a role to play in eliminating modern day slavery for good, she says.

  6. More countries should ratify ILO Forced Labour Protocol, says Wagner Moura

    22 March 2021

    Actor and ILO forced labour champion, Wagner Moura, has called on more countries to ratify the ILO’s Forced Labour Protocol, after the 50 for Freedom campaign to end modern slavery reached its landmark target.