Events on forced labour

November 2018

  1. Eliminating child and forced labour in the cotton, textile and garment value chains

    20 November 2018

    On 20 November, a workshop will bring together key stakeholders to discuss possible approaches to eliminate child and forced labour in the cotton industry.

  2. Tripartite Meeting of Experts on Defining Recruitment Fees and Related Costs

    14 - 16 November 2018

    The ILO Governing Body at its 331st Session agreed to convene in November 2018 a three-day “Tripartite Meeting of Experts on Defining Recruitment Fees and Related Costs”, with the objective to review, amend and adopt draft definitions on recruitment fees and related costs developed by the Office based on a global comparative study and thorough analysis by the Office of definitions of recruitment fees and costs; and recommend ways to disseminate and use the adopted definition at the international and national levels by constituents.
    Please note that this Meeting is by invitation only and not open to the public.

September 2018

  1. Businesses and Fair Recruitment: promoting responsible business conduct via the joint ILO-EU REFRAME project

    19 - 20 September 2018

    The Regional Multi-stakeholder Forum: Responsible Business Conduct for Safe Labour Migration in ASEAN, supported by the joint ILO-EU REFRAME project, brought together over 90 participants ASEAN ministries in charge of migration and people trafficking, ASEAN Inter-Governmental Commission on Human Rights, migrant workers’ organisations, employers’ associations, recruitment agencies, trade unions, women’s groups, civil society organisations, and think-tanks. The forum highlighted good practices and policies at government and company levels to ensure that unfair, exploitative or abusive labour practices of private companies’ partners, suppliers or sub-contractors are addressed, including unethical recruitment.

  2. Media and the Fair Recruitment Initiative: ILO and IFJ engage journalists on ethical reporting

    3 - 5 September 2018

    The ILO held a workshop in collaboration with IFJ on media reporting on forced labour and fair recruitment. The workshop gathered professional journalists and media trainers from fifteen different countries. During the workshop, the Toolkit on Media reporting on Forced Labour and Fair Recruitment was reviewed by the participating journalists and its practical dissemination and utilization by the media in both departure and destination countries involved in international recruitment processes was discussed. It was the opportunity for fruitful exchanges of experience that will enrich the Toolkit and build its momentum on the way to its release.

  3. Media Reporting on Forced Labour and Fair Recruitment

    3 - 5 September 2018

    The media has a key role to play in supporting public awareness against all kinds of forced labour and promotion of fair recruitment. Media can be key influencers, affecting public perceptions about forced labour and labour migration. News coverage may help bring a cause into the mainstream by engaging people, creating the public mobilization and support to drive policy changes.

May 2018

  1. Generation Safe and Healthy Children’s Summit

    29 - 30 May 2018

    The ILO Caring Gold Project, funded by the United States Department of Labor, will bring the World Day against Child Labour in Camarines Norte to address child labour and to promote decent work, including occupational safety and health in small-scale gold mines. Over 250 children, parents and partners will join the campaign and children’s summit.

  2. Philippine Fashion Week: Compassionate Gold Brand Launch

    26 May 2018

    Innovative solutions are crucial to address child labour and to promote decent work in small-scale gold mines. The ILO Caring Gold Project, funded by the United States Department of Labor, and implemented with BAN Toxics, will launch the Compassionate Gold brand in partnership with the Philippine Fashion Week. Compassionate Gold ensures responsible mining practices.

  3. Safe & Fair: Consultative Dialogue on realizing women migrant workers’ rights and opportunities in the ASEAN Region

    21 - 22 May 2018

    A consultative dialogue was held to discuss a new project focused on the rights of women migrant workers in the ASEAN Region.

March 2018

  1. Consultation on Responsible Business Conduct and Competition in Supply Chains

    26 March 2018

    The International Labour Organization (ILO), in collaboration with the Federation of Nepalese Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FNCCI), invites Employer Organizations and Sectoral Associations to join with Small and Medium Enterprises for a consultation on Responsible Business Conduct and Competition in Supply Chains.

  2. European Consultation on the ILO Global Business Network on Forced Labour and Human Trafficking

    23 March 2018

    The International Labour Organization (ILO), in collaboration with the International Employers Organization (IOE), the Swiss Employers’ Confederation, and the Government of Switzerland, invites companies and employers based in Europe to join a consultation on the ILO Global Business Network on Forced Labour and Human Trafficking.