The ILO is a key US partner for achieving international rule of law to combat modern slavery and human trafficking. With support from the US government, the ILO has made continuous progress toward improving living and working conditions and adherence to international labor standards in countries around the world.
Funding from US Federal Agencies has enabled the ILO to develop further research aimed at understanding the extent of forced labor and human trafficking, implement evidence-based projects, and training to improve enforcement and ensure compliance with laws and regulations at the national level. Efforts have also included practical products including handbooks, training tools and surveys.
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ILO addresses the UN Security Council Debate on Human Trafficking, Modern Slavery, Forced Labor in Conflict Situations
March 16, 2017
Member States emphasized the need to stamp out criminal networks and terrorist groups involved in human trafficking.
- ILO Statement to the UN Security Council on Modern Slavery
- US State Department remarks at a UN Security Council Open Debate on "Trafficking in persons in conflict situations: forced labor, slavery, and other similar practices”
- Open Debate on Human Trafficking, Modern Slavery, Forced Labor in Conflict Situations meeting coverage
What's happening in the U.S.
DOS TIP Office
The 2017 Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report is now available!
June 27, 2017
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson hosts the 2017 Trafficking in Persons Report Launch Ceremony on June 27, 2017. - U.S. Department of State
Senator Bob Corker - United States Senator
December 8, 2016
The National Defense Authorization Act of 2017 (NDAA) overwhelmingly passed the Senate today and includes authorizing legislation for the End Modern Slavery Initiative. The initiative will help establish a powerful effort in concert with the private sector and foreign governments to eliminate modern slavery and human trafficking around the globe. NDAA will now be sent to the president’s desk to be signed into law.