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ILO Global Business Network on Forced Labour

The ILO Global Business Network Forced Labour is an umbrella network of networks offering a forum for collaboration convened by the ILO where business and business networks come together behind a common objective of leveraging comparative advantages and collective action towards the elimination of forced labour and human trafficking.

Driving action, scale and sustainability through collaboration

Key Focus Areas

Coordination and Collaboration: Creating space for business and business networks to work together on improving how initiatives are coordinated while fostering a culture of inclusive collaboration to build on and continually develop subject-matter and industry expertise.
Catalyzing Innovation: Identifying and promoting approaches and tools needed to translate ideas into action at scale by small enterprises in high-risk sectors and geographies, and test their feasibility and impact.
Structural Change: Supporting business to play a more active role in national policy and programme formulation so as to promote coherent focusing on structural issues that undermine progress in eliminating forced labour and human trafficking.

Get Involved

As a business-only network, membership is open to business of all sizes across all sectors and geographies, and employer and business membership organizations including sectoral associations and industry groups. Other initiatives led by business and with complementary mandates and expertise wanting to support the initiative may qualify for recognition as Official Partners. By joining the ILO Global Business Network on Forced Labour, all members and partners will be called upon to make a commitment to:
  • reject forced labour and human trafficking and call on all personnel/business partners/members to share this commitment;
  • advocate for a more comprehensive, coordinated, and expanded response;
  • uphold the principle of inclusive leadership and collaboration.

To learn more about getting involved, please contact

Interactive Map for Business of Anti-Human Trafficking Organizations

With support from ILO’s Global Business Network on Forced Labour, United Nations Global Compact, the Global Business Coalition Against Trafficking, and the RESPECT Initiative (comprised of the Global Initiative, Babson College's Initiative on Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery, and IOM) partnered to provide a unified resource of information of organizations working with the private sector to eliminate human trafficking, forced labour and child labour.

The Interactive Map for Business of Anti-Human Trafficking Organizations is a resource for companies to navigate emerging partners and resources; for all anti-trafficking organisations; and the general public to improve coordination on the eradication of modern slavery, and a baseline from which existing and newly formed initiatives can move forward. Visit:

Alliance 8.7

The ILO GBNFL, while independent from Alliance 8.7, serves as an interface for businesses engaged with the eradication of forced labour and human trafficking and Alliance 8.7. ILO GBNFL provides a vehicle for business to make recognized contributions towards the achievement of UN Sustainable Development Goal 8, Target 8.7: Take immediate and effective measures to eradicate forced labour, end modern slavery and human trafficking and secure the prohibition and elimination of the worst forms of child labour, including recruitment and use of child soldiers, and by 2025 end child labour in all its forms.

To learn more about the Alliance 8.7, please visit 

News and Events

  1. Global Summit in Singapore

    The future we want depends on innovative policies, responsible business conduct and people-centred technology

    ILO head says that “businesses have a central role to play in fighting the global scourge of forced labour”.

  2. News

    ILO establishes a Global Business Network on Forced Labour and Human Trafficking

    New network marks unique opportunity to address the scourge of forced labour and human trafficking in a rapidly changing world.