01 June 2017
The realization of fundamental principles and rights at work is at the heart of the ILO's Decent Work agenda. It includes the elimination of child labour, forced labour, and discrimination at work, as well as the promotion of freedom of association and collective bargaining. Beate Andrees, Chief of the ILO's Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work (FPRW) Branch, tells us what we can expect at this year’s FPRW Committee taking place at the 106th International Labour Conference.
22 December 2016
2016 has been a significant year in advancing fundamental principles and rights at work. Working with governments, social partners and communities, the ILO FUNDAMENTALS Branch has helped those who cannot organize and bargain collectively, those suffering from discrimination, and those who are trapped in child labour and forced labour. There is much more to be done, and we look forward to accelerating progress and coordinating action towards our common goals over the coming years.
02 December 2016
On the occasion of International Day for the Abolition of Slavery, 2 December, ILO Goodwill Ambassador, Wagner Moura, explains why we should all commit to help end modern slavery by joining the ILO’s 50 for Freedom campaign. This video has been realised by the ILO and Viacom International Media Networks, The Americas.
17 August 2016
Zambian singer and actress, Lindiwe Bungane, has voiced the real-life story of Thandi, a migrant domestic worker trapped in modern slavery, as part of the ILO’s 50 for Freedom campaign. In this video interview, she explains her personal involvement with the fight against forced labour.
11 August 2016
Zambian musician, Lindiwe Bungane, tells the real-life story of Thandi, a migrant domestic worker trapped in modern slavery. This video has been produced in support of the ILO’s 50 for Freedom campaign.
30 July 2016
To mark the World Day Against Trafficking in Persons, here are a series of photos taken by a group of trafficking victims.
30 July 2016
Listen to Gulnara’s story of being trafficked into forced prostitution – as told by actress Robin Wright, for the 50 For Freedom campaign to end modern slavery.
30 June 2016
Argentinian actor, Joaquin Furriel, voices the real-life story of a man who along with his wife is trapped in forced labour. Furriel is one of several artists supporting the 50 for Freedom campaign against modern slavery, being led by the International Labour Organization.
07 June 2016
France’s Minister for Labour, Employment, Vocational Training and Social Dialogue, Ms Myriam El Khomri, explains why France has ratified the Forced Labour Protocol. We also hear from Yves Veyrier, Garance Pineau and Claude Jeannerot about what this means for the workers, the employers and the government in France. (In French with subtitles in English)
02 December 2015
In a statement to mark International Day for the Abolition of Slavery on 2 December, the Director-General of the International Labour Organization, Guy Ryder, calls on governments to ratify the ILO's Forced Labour Protocol to make a real change in the lives of the 21 million people worldwide who are trapped in modern slavery.