Videos on forced labour

June 2015

  1. Listen: Day 9 - “Action on climate change is action for growth, justice and labor rights” says French President Francois Hollande

    11 June 2015

    Heads of state and Nobel laureate Kailash call for action on climate change at World of Work Summit hosted by the 104th International Labour Conference in Geneva.

  2. Listen: Day 6 - 50 for Freedom gears up to end forced labour

    08 June 2015

    The panel symbolizing support for the 50 for Freedom campaign to end modern slavery continues to fill up with signatures and committees are getting closer to drafting final conclusions on world of work issues.

  3. Listen: Day 5 - Niger signs protocol to stop modern slavery plus an ILC side event on migration

    05 June 2015

    Niger becomes first to sign up to an end to modern slavery and a high-level side event on migration calls for international community to provide regular and safe migration to meet migrants’ rights and labour market needs

  4. Listen: "There is no easy fix” to the migration crisis

    05 June 2015

    ILO Deputy-Director Sandra Polaski at ILC Migration side event: “We must focus on systems of governance that provide regular and safe migration to meet migrants’ rights and labour market needs.

  5. Listen: Niger labour minister signs up to stop modern slavery

    05 June 2015

    Niger has ratified the Protocol of 2014 to the Forced Labour Convention, 1930. The Protocol brings the existing convention into the modern era, with new provisions on prevention, protection and victims’ access to remedies.

  6. Slideshow: Signing up to end modern slavery

    01 June 2015

    ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder, was joined by delegates to the International Labour Conference, in signing a signature panel symbolizing support for the 50 for Freedom campaign to end modern slavery. The campaign has the goal of encouraging 50 member States to ratify, by 2018, the Protocol to the Forced Labour Convention.

  7. Video: Signing up to end modern slavery

    01 June 2015

    ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder, was joined by delegates to the International Labour Conference, in signing a signature panel symbolizing support for the 50 for Freedom campaign to end modern slavery. The campaign has the goal of encouraging 50 member States to ratify, by 2018, the Protocol to the Forced Labour Convention. (Closed Captions available)

April 2015

  1. Counting the cost of forced labour

    13 April 2015

    An estimated 21 million people are in forced labour and generate around USD 150 billion of illicit profits every year, according to Beate Andrees, head of the ILO's Special Action Programme to Combat Forced Labour. In her interview on Al Jazeera's "Counting the Cost", Andrees said more needs to be done to address the root causes of forced labour and human trafficking through greater political commitment and social movements.

January 2015

  1. Domestic workers' rights: Let's keep the momentum

    26 January 2015

    Very few of the estimated 53 million domestic workers worldwide are covered by labour laws. In 2011, the ILO's Member States adopted the Domestic Workers' Convention (N°189) to protect their rights, promote equality of opportunity and treatment, and improve working and living conditions. So far, 17 countries have ratified this convention. Let's keep the momentum!

November 2014

  1. Presentation on the "Equal Pay for Work of Equal Value - How do We Get There?"

    24 November 2014

    Presentation made at the occasion of webinar on the "Equal Pay for Work of Equal Value - How do We Get There?", 29 March 2011.