News on forced labour

March 2024

  1. The ILO 8.7 Accelerator Lab launches vision for innovation, knowledge sharing and scaling up

    28 March 2024

    The ILO 8.7 Accelerator Lab gathers a group of innovators from different countries and projects of the Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work branch to apply the ILO Strategy on Knowledge and Innovation to the work of the branch.

  2. Indonesia establishes the first MRC for migrant fishing vessel crews in Pemalang Regency

    25 March 2024

    The ILO supports the establishment of the first Migrant Resource Centre (MRC) for Indonesian migrant fishing vessel crews to ensure their labour rights and to be free from exploitation and forced labour at sea.

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    Annual profits from forced labour amount to US$ 236 billion, ILO report finds

    19 March 2024

    The new study on forced labour in the private sector reveals a 37 per cent rise in illegal profits from forced labour since 2014.

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    ILO to release new report on the economics of forced labour and illegal profits

    14 March 2024

    The ILO will publish the second edition of "Profits and Poverty: The economics of forced labour report", which will unveil the latest estimates of illegal profits derived from forced labour.

  5. ILO and trade unions strengthen collaboration with Central Java on labour rights for fishers

    06 March 2024

    The ILO’s 8.7 Accelerator Lab and Trade Union’s in the Fishing Sector conducted a series of activities to strengthen collaboration with Central Java’s relevant stakeholders in fishing sector

  6. Indonesian palm oil sector improves labour-management cooperation through social dialogue

    04 March 2024

    The ILO facilitates workers and employers of the Indonesian palm oil sector to promote social dialogue for improved productivity and workplace cooperation.

February 2024

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    Migrant Resource Centre reduces migrant fishers’ vulnerability at sea

    27 February 2024

    Lack of access to information on migration has made migrant fishers vulnerable to exploitation. The ILO’s 8.7 Accelerator Lab programme and the Indonesian Migrant Worker Union (SBMI) have set up a Migrant Worker Resource Centre (MRC) to better protect Indonesian migrant fishers.

  2. Profits and Poverty: The Economics of Forced Labour

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    Local authorities at district and village levels play a key role in protecting migrant fishing boat crews from forced labour at sea

    07 February 2024

    The ILO’s 8.7 Accelerator Lab programme, in collaboration with its trade union partner, builds the capacity of local authorities of Pemalang district, known for its fishing industry, to better protect their migrant fishers through a Migrant Worker Resource Centre.

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    Achieving SDG Target 8.7: Research to action on child labour and forced labour

    Save the date to join us in this critical discussion on achieving SDG Target 8.7 through the transformative power of research and informed action.