News on forced labour

June 2019

  1. Germany reaffirms its commitment to combatting all forms of forced labour

    20 June 2019

    Germany has ratified the Protocol of 2014 to the Forced Labour Convention becoming the 36th ILO Member State to do so.

  2. Canada renews commitment toward International Labour Standards

    17 June 2019

    Canada has ratified the Labour Inspection Convention, 1947 (No. 81) and the Protocol of 2014 to the Forced Labour Convention, 1930

  3. Madagascar takes a leading role in the “One for All” Centenary ratification campaign by ratifying six ILO Conventions

    12 June 2019

  4. Suriname renews commitment to combat forced labour

    10 June 2019

    Suriname has ratified the Protocol of 2014 to the Forced Labour Convention becoming the 33rd ILO Member State to do so.

May 2019

  1. Zimbabwe joins efforts to combat forced labour

    29 May 2019

    Zimbabwe has ratified the Protocol of 2014 to the Forced Labour Convention becoming the 32nd ILO Member State to do so.

  2. Guidelines for governments

    22 May 2019

April 2019

  1. Sri Lanka renews commitment to combat forced labour

    11 April 2019

    Sri Lanka has ratified the Protocol of 2014 to the Forced Labour Convention becoming the 31st ILO Member State to do so.

  2. Workshop on Strengthening Capacity and Coordination on Prevention and Investigation of Trafficking in Persons for Forced Labour

    This workshop is held to improve mutual understanding and facilitate effective cooperation and referrals between labour inspectors and criminal law enforcers in investigating labour rights abuses including trafficking in persons.

March 2019

  1. ILO Committee of Experts discusses forced labour and freedom of association in Myanmar

    19 March 2019

    New conclusions on Myanmar were issued by the ILO Committee of Experts in February 2019 and are now available in Myanmar language.

February 2019

  1. Malta renews commitment toward International Labour Standards

    14 February 2019

    Malta ratifies the Tripartite Consultation (International Labour Standards) Convention, 1976 (No. 144), as well as of the Protocol of 2014 to the Forced Labour Convention, 1930