Videos on forced labour

November 2012

  1. 21 million trapped in modern slavery

    30 November 2012

    Modern slavery, forced labour, still traps more than 20 million people around the world in different forms including debt bondage, forced begging, or trafficking. According to Beate Andrees, Head of the ILO's Special Action Programme to Combat Forced Labour, one of the main problems in the fight against modern slavery is how to identify victims of this crime. The ILO plays a key role in training institutions to take legislative action that enable societies to implement and enforce laws that make modern slavery a crime.

  2. Jada Pinkett Smith joins ILO campaign against modern day slavery

    27 November 2012

October 2012

  1. Vienne: She Breaks

    09 October 2012

    Watch the new video "She breaks" by Vienne featuring Kathryn McCormick against modern day slavery

June 2012

  1. The ILO's role in Myanmar

    11 June 2012

    The ILO`s Liaison Officer in Myanmar discusses the history of the ILO`s involvement in Myanmar, some of the challenges of dealing with forced labour in the country, and the role played by the ILO's unique tripartite structure in achieving progress.

  2. ILO reveals 21 million people trapped in forced labour

    03 June 2012

    Al Jazeera News reports on the growing number of forced labour victims released by the ILO. Beate Andrees, Head of the Special Action Program is interviewed on the ILO's call to action and strategy to combat the global issue.

  3. A Radio interview with the Head of the ILO's Special Action Programme to Combat Forced Labour

    01 June 2012

    Governments, business leaders and trade unions around the world are being urged by the International Labour Organization to take urgent action to stop forced labour. In its latest report, the ILO says that nearly 21 million people are victims of forced labour. The agency is warning that the number may increase during the current global economic crisis. ILO Radio interviewed with Beate Andrees, Head of the ILO's Special Action Programme to Combat Forced Labour.

  4. ILO Forced Labour Figures "Alarming"

    01 June 2012

    The CNN Freedom Project reports on alarming new figures released by the ILO on victims of forced labour around the world. Beate Andrees, head of the ILO's Special Action Programme to Combat Forced Labour discusses difficulty in estimating the extent of the problem and how the ILO determined its new numbers with CNN anchor Kristi Lu Stout.

  5. Guy Ryder, ILO Executive Director for International Labour Standards and Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work, presents the new estimate of forced labour

    01 June 2012

  6. An interview with the author of the Study

    01 June 2012

    New figures published by the ILO estimates the total number of forced labourers across the world to be nearly 21 million. Of these, 4.5 million alone are victims of sexual exploitation within the private sector. Beate Andrees, head of the ILO's Special Action Programme to Combat Forced Labour, discusses the report findings and explains the links between labour mobility and cross-border migration.

June 2011

  1. Daw Aung San Suu Kyi Appeals to the ILO to Expand its Activities in Myanmar

    13 June 2011

    Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, the former General Secretary of the National League for Democracy in Myanmar, spoke via video message to the delegates of the 100th International Labour Conference of the ILO. She expressed her hope that the ILO would expand its activities in Myanmar and help usher in an era of social justice. The International Labour Organization's current activities in Myanmar include efforts to ensure the elimination of forced labour.