Videos on forced labour

January 2020

  1. Video: Combatting Forced Labour in the Thai Fishing and Seafood Industry

    06 January 2020

    Thailand’s ratification of the 2014 Protocol to the Forced Labour Convention (P29) – the first country in Asia to do so – marked an important shift in the country’s fishing and seafood industry. These changes were a product of tripartite debates in which stakeholders have weighed in on the proposed ratification and changes to Thai law, and is a powerful signal to workers, employers and trading partners in the region of Thailand’s commitment to confront the problem of forced labour.

December 2019

  1. ILO calls for unity to end modern-day slavery

    02 December 2019

    On the International Day for the Abolition of Slavery, Channel Africa's Zikhona Miso spoke to the ILO's forced labour senior specialist, Luiz Machado about what can be done to eliminate forced labour around the world.

November 2019

  1. We need to do more to protect migrant workers, says the ILO's Michelle Leighton

    05 November 2019

    CNN International interviews Michelle Leighton, Chief of the ILO's Labour Migration Branch to discuss what can be done to better protect migrant workers from human trafficking and forced labour.

  2. Children and labour don't belong together

    04 November 2019

    40 million people in modern slavery. 152 million girls and boys are trapped in child labour. Malaysian artist, Nazreen Mohamad, wrote and delivered this beautiful poem.

September 2019

  1. "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. © Gill Button 2020

    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.

  2. 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.’

July 2019

  1. Human trafficking: This has to stop!

    30 July 2019

    More than 40 million people worldwide are in modern slavery. Many have been trafficked after being tricked by unscrupulous employment agencies and other operators. To mark World Day Against Trafficking in Persons, actor Joaquin Furriel supports the ILO’s efforts to protect workers who are at risk of being exploited.

  2. Interview

    03 July 2019

    Argentinian artist, Pichón Baldinu, shares the creative process and the thinking that led to the creation of a breathtaking show on modern slavery.

  3. Joaquín Furriel champions protection of fundamental labour rights

    03 July 2019

    Actor Joaquín Furriel speaks up about modern slavery and highlights the need for protecting fundamental principles and rights at work. This video was co-produced by the ILO and Build TV.