Events on forced labour

February 2017

  1. 43rd Session of the ARLAC Governing Council Meeting and High Level Symposium on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work

    27 February - 3 March 2017

    Members States of the African Regional Labour Administration Centre (ARLAC) are holding a High Level Ministerial Symposium on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work from 27 February to 3 March 2017.

September 2016

  1. Alliance 8.7: For a world without forced labour, modern slavery, human trafficking and child labour

    21 September 2016 - 31 December 2020

  2. Sub-regional consultation workshop on achieving the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) target 8.7

    14 - 15 September 2016

    This sub-regional consultation was designed to follow a schedule of large plenary sessions with expert panels, small multi-stakeholder breakout groups, and live lunch talks. Recognizing that within the SDG 8.7 thematic areas of work there are distinct methodological approaches, policy and programming considerations, each session had a specific focus and allocated time for technical deliberation relating to implementation and policy.

  3. Abidjan to host the regional consultation on SDG Alliance 8.7 in Africa

    8 - 9 September 2016

    The first sub regional consultation on ending forced labour, modern slavery, human trafficking and child labour will be held in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, from 8-9 September 2016 in the presence of Ms Dominique Ouattara, First Lady of Côte d’Ivoire

  4. National Consultation Workshop to Reduce Child Labour and to Improve Working Conditions in Artisanal and Small-Scale Gold Mining

    6 September 2016

    Over 50 representatives from government agencies, employers and workers organizations and national coalitions joined a consultation workshop to reduce child labour and to improve working conditions in artisanal and small-scale gold mining.

  5. Tripartite Meeting of Experts to Develop Guidance on Fair Recruitment

    5 - 7 September 2016

    The ILO Governing Body at its 326th Session agreed to convene in September 2016 a three-day “Tripartite Meeting of Experts to Develop Guidance on Fair Recruitment”, with the objective to adopt ILO guidelines on fair recruitment, encompassing both cross-border and national recruitment. The outcomes of such a meeting will inform the general discussion on labour migration that has been included on the agenda of the International Labour Conference in June 2017, as well as the second recurrent discussion on fundamental principles and rights at work.

    Please note that this Meeting is by invitation only and not open to the public.

August 2016

  1. Launch of the Integrated Programme on Fair Recruitment (FAIR) in the Philippines

    3 August 2016

    The ILO Country Office for the Philippines presented the objectives and expected results of the FAIR project to ILO constituents and key national partners.

July 2016

  1. Panel discussion on Partnerships to End Forced Labour in Supply Chains

    19 July 2016

June 2016

  1. Expert workshop "Measuring Modern Slavery" - Fourth Meeting

    15 - 16 June 2016

    This meeting is planned as a follow up of the first three meetings in April, September and December 2015 in the framework of the work on the SDGs indicators. Its objective is to review the work done during the first three meetings and informing new participants on the global objectives of this working group, to share the results of the discriminant analysis made on the FL survey from Myanmar and to work on the operational definition and measurement framework of bonded labour.

May 2016

  1. 50 for Freedom campaign launch in the European Parliament

    24 May 2016

    The International Labour Organization is organizing an event on 24 May to celebrate the launch of the 50 for Freedom campaign in the European Parliament.