Events on forced labour

May 2009

  1. National Stakeholder Hearing on the plight of Indonesian domestic workers

    19 May 2009

    Event organized in conjunction with the Launch of ILO’s Global Report on Forced Labour 2009 “The Cost of Coercion”: Global Report under the Follow up to the ILO Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work”

  2. Addressing Forced Labor in a Time of Global Economic Crisis

    18 May 2009

    The International Labour Organization (ILO) in collaboration with the Harrison Institute for Public Law at Georgetown Law organizes a panel discussion on a unified approach to ending forced labour -- the role of governments, business, trade unions and civil society.

  3. Briefing “Forced Labour: The Cost of Coercion”

    14 May 2009

    This briefing will look at what new tactics are being employed to combat forced labour and what steps must still be taken to create a world where human labour cannot be bought.

  4. Identifying Good Practices for Producers/Purchasers to Reduce the Use of Child or Forced Labor

    11 - 12 May 2009

    The workshop is part of a National Research Council (NRC) study sponsored by the Bureau of International Labor Affairs (ILAB) of the Department of Labor. Participants will discuss the elements of a possible framework for identifying and organizing a standard set of practices that will reduce the likelihood that persons will use forced labor or child labor to produce goods, with a focus on business and governmental practices.

April 2009

  1. Seminar on Labour and Human Rights, United Arab Emirates

    27 April 2009 - 28 April 2007

    The seminar is jointly organised by the Ministry of Labour of the United Arab Emirates, the ILO and the UNHCR, and is part of a national campaign aiming at spreading awareness on human rights in companies. One of the sessions will be dedicated to “Strategies for Deterring, Detecting and Combating Forced Labour”.

March 2009

  1. Fifth Conference on “International Perspectives on Law Enforcement Co-operation in Combating Trafficking in Human Beings - Trafficking for Labour Exploitation”

    31 March - 2 April 2009

    This conference, organized by the International Organization for Migration and the Ministry of Interior of Ukraine, aims to bring together law enforcement practitioners from Belarus, Moldova and Ukraine, as well as from other selected countries of origin, transit and destination to continue the dialogue relating to practical and operational initiatives within the context of international co-operation in combating human trafficking.

  2. Second national seminar of the monitoring Committee of the national Pact to eradicate slave labour

    18 March 2009

    The seminar will gather employers and companies signatories of the National Pact. The results of a new study on Supply Chain will be presented and some good practices will be presented. The Code of conduct of the National Pact will be given to participants.

February 2009

  1. Human trafficking, turning our attention to labour exploitation

    13 February 2009

    Conference organized by the Science Shop of Law, Economics and Governance, Utrecht University and the Dutch National Rapporteur on Trafficking in Human Beings

  2. Seminar for Labour inspectors on Forced Labour and Human Trafficking

    2 - 3 February 2009

    The ILO and the General Labour Inspectorate Portugal (ACT) are jointly organising a seminar for Portuguese labour inspectors on investigating forced labour in Lisbon on 2-3 February 2009. The workshop will bring together 30 Portuguese labour inspectors from regional branches international experts. The objectives of the seminar are to share experience in the fields of investigating forced labour, identification of victims of trafficking for forced labour and cooperation between law enforcement agencies, to test training modules of the ILO handbook on human trafficking and forced labour for labour inspectors in working groups, and to discuss and develop recommendations for the adaptation of the to the national context in Portugal.

November 2008

  1. Regional Workshop to prepare a network of Trade Union Focal Points in source and destination countries

    25 - 26 November 2008

    The regional workshop is part of the EC funded ILO project “Elimination of human trafficking from Moldova and Ukraine through labour market based measures