News on forced labour

October 2019

  1. ILO Commission of Inquiry issues report on complaint against the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela

    03 October 2019

    The Commission of Inquiry set up by the ILO Governing Body to examine a complaint against the Government of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela has adopted its report.

September 2019

  1. Uzbekistan ratifies the Protocol of 2014 to the Forced Labour Convention

    17 September 2019

    Uzbekistan becomes the 40th ILO member State having ratified the Protocol

  2. Austria renews commitment to combat forced labour

    12 September 2019

    Austria has ratified the Protocol of 2014 to the Forced Labour Convention becoming the 39th ILO member State to do so

  3. ILO Global Business Network on Forced Labour: First Annual Meeting

  4. Belgium joins efforts to combat forced labour

    10 September 2019

    Belgium has ratified the Protocol of 2014 to the Forced Labour Convention becoming the 38th ILO member State to do so

  5. "Ending child labour, forced labour and human trafficking in Global Supply Chains"

    01 September 2019

    Presentation of the key findings and recommendations of a report prepared jointly by the ILO, the OECD, the International Organisation for Migration, and UNICEF, under the auspices of Alliance 8.7

August 2019

  1. Lesotho joins efforts to combat forced labour

    23 August 2019

    Lesotho has ratified the Protocol of 2014 to the Forced Labour Convention becoming the 37th ILO member State to do so

  2. © Gill Button 2019

    Use art to end slavery

    22 August 2019

    To mark International Day for the remembrance of the slave trade, artist and ILO advocate, Gill Button, calls for justice for victims of trafficking and those who are in forced labour.

  3. Between two worlds

    22 August 2019

    The dark, seedy world of forced labour is evoked by Malaysian poet, Nazreen Mohamad, accompanied on piano by Filipina domestic worker, Rizalina Miranda. The poem, produced with the support of the International Labour Organization, calls on everyone to take action against modern slavery.’

  4. Analysis of the situation and evaluation of the needs of cooperative societies of cotton producers in Burkina Faso for the promotion of fundamental principles and rights at work

    15 August 2019