Publications on forced labour

October 2020

  1. Issue paper on COVID-19 and fundamental principles and rights at work

    07 October 2020

    For the millions of workers already in vulnerable situations, the COVID-19 crisis can have devastating consequences: their fundamental rights at work are under threat, pushing them and their families towards greater insecurity. Safeguarding and extending fundamental principles and rights at work will therefore be critical to the success of both immediate and longer-term responses to the crisis in the world of work.

  2. 2019 Annual Review under the follow-up to the ILO 1998 Declaration - Compilation of baseline tables, by country

    07 October 2020

    (based on the reports of Member States that have not ratified all fundamental Conventions and/or that have not ratified the Protocol of 2014 to the Forced Labour Convention, 1930)

August 2020

  1. Reporting on forced labour and fair recruitment: An ILO toolkit for journalists in Pakistan

    31 August 2020

    This toolkit was created to help journalists in Pakistan report on fair recruitment and forced labour.

July 2020

  1. IPEC+ Global Flagship Programme Implementation

    03 July 2020

May 2020

  1. COVID-19 impact on child labour and forced labour: The response of the IPEC+ Flagship Programme

    20 May 2020

    What is the real impact of COVID-19 on child labour and forced labour? How the ILO has repurposed its resources and operations to mitigate the devastating effects of the pandemic? How the international community can contribute to this effort?

December 2019

  1. Presence of human trafficking and forced labour in labour migration - Sri Lanka

    04 December 2019

    This study was undertaken within the framework of the International Labour Organization (ILO) project on “Equipping Sri Lanka to Counter Trafficking in Persons (EQUIP)”, funded by the US Department of States Bureau for South and Central Asian Affairs.

November 2019

  1. Measuring child labour, forced labour and human trafficking in global supply chains: A global Input-Output approach

    12 November 2019

  2. Ending child labour, forced labour and human trafficking in global supply chains [Executive Summary]

    12 November 2019

  3. Ending child labour, forced labour and human trafficking in global supply chains

    12 November 2019

October 2019

  1. Eliminating Forced Labour: Handbook for Parliamentarians No. 30

    07 October 2019

    This handbook, co-published with the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU), aims to help parliamentarians to make their contribution to global efforts to effectively combat the scourge of forced labour, a scourge still affecting 25 million people globally.