Events and news

June 2015

  1. Preventing the exploitation of workers during recruitment: Regulation and enforcement models

    The International Labour Organization (ILO), the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) will present the main results of ILO and UNODC studies, and member States, workers and employers’ representatives and other key stakeholders will share practices to foster fair recruitment, prevent human trafficking and reduce the costs of labour migration.

  2. Brazil and ILO launch new South-South cooperation project

    11 June 2015

    Two countries in Africa and two in Latin America will benefit from a project to promote decent work in the cotton industry, which further develops South-South cooperation between the ILO and Brazil.

May 2015

  1. Work in Freedom Programme Update

    The Work in Freedom Update and UK Stakeholder Meeting is an annual event intended to brief UK stakeholders engaged in the fight against modern slavery on progress with the Work in Freedom Programme. It is also an opportunity for others to share latest developments or emerging evidence in the field. Work in Freedom is a five year, UK-funded initiative to combat trafficking of women in South Asia and the Middle East. The programme is delivered by the International Labour Organisation, the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and other global and local partners.

April 2015

  1. Expert workshop "Measuring Modern Slavery"

    The key objectives of these two days of consultation are to take stock of the current state of knowledge of tools and methodologies; to analyse the current limitations and challenges faced; to discuss the need for a unique operational definition of forced labour and for criteria for identifying modern slavery situations; and to identify partnerships and opportunities for further collaboration.

  2. How can companies uphold freedom of association and the effective recognition of the right to collective bargaining? - From principle to action

    This one hour webinar will look at what companies can do to improve the climate of labour-management relations, especially in countries without an adequate institutional and legal framework for recognizing trade unions and for collective bargaining. It will address challenges companies may face in their workplaces and in their communities of operations to realize freedom of association.