Videos on forced labour

May 2014

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    International Labour Conference opens with calls to address migration and forced labour

    28 May 2014

    The 103rd annual International Labour Conference began Wednesday in Geneva. Thousands of delegates representing governments, employees and employers have gathered to discuss and address issues surrounding migration, forced labour and the formalization of the global workforce.

  2. Forced labour has no place in our society, says ILO

    20 May 2014

    Forced labour in the private economy generates US$ 150 billion in illegal profits per year, according to a new ILO report. To stop forced labour, there needs to be a "combination of very efficient prevention measures and very effective protection measures for victims, and also getting those that are using forced labour to pay and compensate the victims," says Corinne Vargha, Chief of the ILO Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work Branch, in an interview with the BBC.

  3. ILO's Director-General urges immediate action to eradicate forced labour

    20 May 2014

  4. Presentation concerning standard setting on forced labour

    16 May 2014

    In June 2014, the ILO’s International Labour Conference (ILC) will consider an agenda item entitled Supplementing the Forced Labour Convention, 1930 (No. 29), to address implementation gaps to advance prevention, protection and compensation measures, to effectively achieve the elimination of forced labour. This presentation provides an overview of the standard-setting process and elements of the proposed instrument(s) presented in Report IV(2A) and 2(B): Strengthening action to end forced labour.

  5. ILO's Approach to Labour Migration and Human Trafficking in the Middle East

    08 May 2014

    MAGNET is the ILO's regional migration and governance network. It aims to improve the governance and protection of male and female migrant workers in different economic sectors.

March 2014

  1. Meet the descendants of Solomon Northup from "12 Years A Slave"

    25 March 2014

    Streamed live on 25 March 2014 - On the International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery, ILO hung out with the descendants of Solomon Northup, whose life and memoir inspired the film "12 Years A Slave". ILO's expert on modern slavery, Beate Andrees, also joined the discussion to talk about forced labour today and the battle to stamp out. The Guardian's Holly Young moderated.

December 2013

  1. 2013: The world of work in pictures

    20 December 2013

    From disaster recovery, to rising unemployment and the protection of workers across the globe, ILO News looks back at the most memorable events and images from the World of Work in 2013.

October 2013

  1. EU, Switzerland events highlight scourge of human trafficking

    16 October 2013

    October 18 is EU anti-trafficking Day, and also marks the start of Switzerland’s first anti-trafficking week. The events aim to raise awareness of the trafficking of human beings, often called modern day slavery. (audio)

July 2013

  1. Educate, inform and empower women to prevent forced labor

    15 July 2013

    ILO Director-General Guy Ryder, tells CNN that billions of US dollars are withheld from workers worldwide - money that should be invested into lifting people out of poverty and out of entrapment.

  2. Work in Freedom: Making migrant work safer for women from South Asia

    15 July 2013

    Millions of women are trafficked from South Asia each year into exploitative forced labour like conditions. The UK Department for International Development (DFID), the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) have launched a new “Work in Freedom” programme to fight trafficking of women and girls from South-Asia.