Events and news

February 2014

  1. Not for Sale – Joining Forces Against Trafficking in Human Beings

    The Council of Europe (GRETA monitoring mechanism) has evaluated the anti-trafficking action of almost 30 European countries. The aim of this conference is to take stock of the progress made so far and to discuss the challenges in the implementation of the Council of Europe Convention on Action against Human Trafficking. It also provides an opportunity to exchange on practices and tools and how legally binding standards, monitoring mechanisms and political strategies can mutually reinforce each other and lead to effective action to counter trafficking in human beings.

  2. Course "Identifying and investigating cases of forced labour and trafficking"

    The main objective of the course is to train participants to better identify and investigate cases of forced labour, including trafficking for labour exploitation. The course addresses the different stages of the process (inspecting workplaces, interviewing victims, gathering evidence), with a focus on the private sector (textile, agriculture, domestic work, etc.).

October 2013

  1. Conference "Combating forced labour and human trafficking in Africa - Current responses and a way forward"

    On 19-20 November 2013, the ILO is organizing a tripartite conference to assess current responses, to document good practices and lessons learnt, to devise a strategy and build a coalition to champion the fight against forced labour and human trafficking in Africa

March 2013

  1. Course"Identifying and investigating cases of forced labour and trafficking"

    The main objective of the course is to train participants to better identify and investigate cases of forced labour, including trafficking for labour exploitation. The course addresses the different stages of the process (inspecting workplaces, interviewing victims, gathering evidence), with a focus on the private sector (textile, agriculture, domestic work, etc.).

March 2012

  1. Workshop on strengthening the implementation of the Equal Remuneration Act (ERA) through enhanced application of the principles of C.100 and improved data collection - India

    The main objective of this tripartite workshop was to identify action points to be taken by the labour institutions and other relevant stakeholders towards strengthening the effectiveness of the Equal Remuneration Act, in line with the principles of Convention No.100. This two-day workshop brought together 43 participants and contributed to improve their understanding of the basic principle of equal remuneration for work of equal value contained in Convention 100 and international experience in applying this principle through laws, policies, proactive measures, guidelines, tripartite social dialogue and gender-neutral job evaluation, among others. At the end of the workshop, participants proposed recommendations on the way forward regarding the effective implementation of ILO C.100 in three main areas: 1) Research and data collection, 2) Proactive measures, and 3) Legislation. Recommendations emanating from this workshop will be officially presented by the ILO to the inter-ministerial gender task force.