01 June 2012
The CNN Freedom Project reports on alarming new figures released by the ILO on victims of forced labour around the world. Beate Andrees, head of the ILO's Special Action Programme to Combat Forced Labour discusses difficulty in estimating the extent of the problem and how the ILO determined its new numbers with CNN anchor Kristi Lu Stout.
Guy Ryder, ILO Executive Director for International Labour Standards and Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work, presents the new estimate of forced labour
01 June 2012
01 June 2012
New figures published by the ILO estimates the total number of forced labourers across the world to be nearly 21 million. Of these, 4.5 million alone are victims of sexual exploitation within the private sector. Beate Andrees, head of the ILO's Special Action Programme to Combat Forced Labour, discusses the report findings and explains the links between labour mobility and cross-border migration.
13 June 2011
Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, the former General Secretary of the National League for Democracy in Myanmar, spoke via video message to the delegates of the 100th International Labour Conference of the ILO. She expressed her hope that the ILO would expand its activities in Myanmar and help usher in an era of social justice. The International Labour Organization's current activities in Myanmar include efforts to ensure the elimination of forced labour.
16 July 2010
International Labour Organization television on Youtube. The Forced labour playlist provides a series of videos on forced labour, bonded labour and human trafficking
13 July 2010
Flash movie on forced labour and trafficking, available in English, Spanish and French
15 June 2010
The government of Brazil has signed a series of agreements with the ILO, Timor Leste, Haiti and the United States as part of its on-going efforts to promote technical cooperation between nations. The agreements include a Joint Declaration on Combating Child Labour, a project on Social Protection, a programme on Forced Labour and Green Jobs, and a programme to strengthen workers’ organizations capacity in Africa. The Brazilian government was represented, among others, by Mr Marco Farani, Director of the Brazilian Agency for Cooperation, ABC, and Mr Carlos Lupi, Minister of Labour and Employment.
A Tripartite Approach for the Prevention of Bonded Labour in India: An Interview with Anil Swarup, from the Indian Ministry of Labour
06 December 2009
In an interview with the ILO, Anil Swarup discusses the current situation of bonded labour in India. He talks about the actions taken by the ILO and the Indian government, including efforts to converge ongoing government schemes to assist potential victims of bonded labour. Anil Swarup is the Director General (Labour Welfare) of the Indian Ministry of Labour and Employment.
23 June 2009
Aired on CNN World Report, ILO TV travels to Italy where a special unit of the Carabinieri is tracking down perpetrators of human trafficking and forced labour.
12 May 2009
This elite unit monitors the application of labour law and social security to combat illegal and disguised employment, exploitation of labour in “sweatshops”, trafficking in human beings and works towards the elimination of inhuman working conditions, including slavery.