Brief on the Protocol to the Forced Labour Convention, 1930

Brochure describing the main elements of the Protocol and Recommendation, adopted in June 2014, which supplement the Forced Labour Convention, 1930 (No. 29)

In June 2014, governments, employers and workers at the ILO International Labour Conference (ILC) decided to give new impetus to the global fight against forced labour, including trafficking in persons and slavery-like practices.

They voted overwhelmingly to adopt a Protocol and a Recommendation which supplement the Forced Labour Convention, 1930 (No. 29), and complement existing international instruments by providing specific guidance on effective measures to be taken to eliminate all forms of forced labour.

The adoption of the Protocol to the Convention is “the fruit of our collective determination to put an end to an abomination which still afflicts our world of work and to free its 21 million victims” as ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder, said in his closing remarks to the ILC.