Videos on forced labour

October 2015

  1. David Oyelowo gives voice to victim trapped in modern slavery

    20 October 2015

    As part of the global launch of the International Labour Organization’s 50 for Freedom campaign against modern slavery, Selma actor, David Oyelowo, voices the real-life story of a man tricked and trapped into slavery. Oyelowo is one of several Hollywood artists who are supporting the campaign, led by the ILO, which launches on 20 October.

  2. Wagner Moura tells the real-life story of a modern-day slave

    20 October 2015

    The International Labour Organization's Goodwill Ambassador, actor, Wagner Moura, voices the real-life story of a victim of forced labour, in support of the 50 for Freedom campaign against modern slavery. The campaign aims to persuade governments to ratify a new international treaty - the Forced Labour Protocol - which is designed to eliminate contemporary forms of slavery for good.

  3. Maria Grazia Giammarinaro: "Joining efforts to combat forced labour and trafficking in persons"

    07 October 2015

    This video captures the views of Dr. Maria Grazia Giammarinaro, Special Rapporteur on trafficking in persons, especially in women and children, on how to prevent forced labour and trafficking in persons. It was prepapred for the joint ILO, UNODC and OHCHR side-event to the Human Rights Council on "Preventing the exploitation of workers during recruitment", which took place on June 24, 2015 in Geneva.

  4. Towards a fairer workplace: The fight to end gender-based discrimination in Jordan’s labour market

    07 October 2015

    Jordan’s National Committee on Pay Equity and the International Labour Organization (ILO) are working together to tackle gender-based discrimination in the workplace, where women often receive less wages and benefits than their male counterparts for carrying out the same job. Some of these women have decided to share their experiences in the workplace.

September 2015

  1. Fair Recruitment Matters

    21 September 2015

    This video captures an array of views on fair recruitment from government officials, representative employers’ and workers’ organizations and other key partners involved in ILO's Fair Recruitment Initiative. The ILO launched this global multistakeholder initiative to help prevent human trafficking and forced labour; protect the rights of workers, including migrant workers, from abusive and fraudulent practices during the recruitment process; reduce the cost of labour migration and enhance development outcomes for migrant workers and their families, as well as for countries of origin and destination.

July 2015

  1. Working together against trafficking in persons

    28 July 2015

    "21 million of the most vulnerable workers have been tricked and trapped into forced labour. We cannot stop until we get every single one of them out of forced labour and into Decent Work," said ILO Director-General Guy Ryder in a joint message by the Inter-agency Coordination Group against Trafficking in Persons to mark the World Day against Trafficking in Persons, 30 July 2015. (Closed Captions available)

  2. © Ismail Ferdous 2023

    Slideshow: Shedding light on workers in the shadows

    15 July 2015

    On the occasion of the conference on 'Regulating for Decent Work' from 8-10 July 2015, the ILO is hosting an exhibition by Bangladeshi photojournalist Ismail Ferdous.

  3. "Reality" of modern slavery needs to be understood

    06 July 2015

    People around the world need to be made aware that 21 million globally are victims of modern day slavery, says Brazilian actor Wagner Moura. He spoke to UN Radio in support of the ILO's "50 for Freedom" campaign, which aims to secure the ratification by 50 countries of the Forced Labour Protocol.

June 2015

  1. Video: International Labour Conference closes with Future of Work Initiative

    13 June 2015

    Addressing delegates at the 104th International Labour Conference, he also outlined an agenda that includes a proposed international labour standard on the transition from the informal to formal economy. (Closed Captions available)

  2. Listen: Day 11 - ILO Director-General Guy Ryder hails ‘triumph of tripartism’ at closing of 104th International Labour Conference

    13 June 2015

    Ryder praises ILC delegates for adoption of instrument on transition to formality, admission of new member state Cooks Islands and consensus-driven decisions