Events on forced labour

April 2014

  1. Workshop on the Fair Recruitment Initiative

    23 - 24 April 2014

    This workshop aims at reviewing and discussing recent evidence on the nexus between recruitment, labour migration and human trafficking. The overall framework and objectives of the “Fair Recruitment Initiative” will also be discussed, including benchmarks for Fair Recruitment based on International Standards and the development of policy guidance. The meeting is held under the auspices of the Taskforce on Migration and Decent Work of the Global Migration Group (GMG), which is chaired by the ILO in 2014.

March 2014

  1. Trafficking in human beings: a severe form of violence against women and girls and a flagrant violation of human rights

    10 March 2014

    The side event will present the added value of the Council of Europe Convention on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings in the framework of international standards and the monitoring mechanism set-up to ensure compliance with the Conventions' provisions.

February 2014

  1. Jordanian human trafficking specialists meet to identify operational indicators

    18 - 19 February 2014

    Experts in the field of counter-trafficking meet to draft a set of operational indicators on human trafficking in Jordan in preparation for a national quantitative survey.

  2. Not for Sale – Joining Forces Against Trafficking in Human Beings

    17 - 18 February 2014

    The Council of Europe (GRETA monitoring mechanism) has evaluated the anti-trafficking action of almost 30 European countries. The aim of this conference is to take stock of the progress made so far and to discuss the challenges in the implementation of the Council of Europe Convention on Action against Human Trafficking. It also provides an opportunity to exchange on practices and tools and how legally binding standards, monitoring mechanisms and political strategies can mutually reinforce each other and lead to effective action to counter trafficking in human beings.

November 2013

  1. ILO Tripartite Conference to Combat Forced Labour, Human Trafficking and Slavery in Africa

    19 - 20 November 2013

    A first regional policy consultation process to share best practices, strengthen advocacy and advise on a way forward to combat forced labour and human trafficking in Africa.

  2. Conference "Combating forced labour and human trafficking in Africa - Current responses and a way forward"

    19 - 20 November 2013

    On 19-20 November 2013, the ILO is organizing a tripartite conference to assess current responses, to document good practices and lessons learnt, to devise a strategy and build a coalition to champion the fight against forced labour and human trafficking in Africa

July 2013

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    Launch of DFID-ILO “Work in Freedom” programme

    15 July 2013

    The UK Department for International Development (DFID), the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) will launch the new “Work in Freedom” programme to fight trafficking of women and girls from South-Asia.

June 2013

  1. Judicial Training to Combat Forced Labour

    12 - 13 June 2013

    The ILO hosts a two-day training programme for judiciary actors in Jordan on ways to effectively combat forced labour and human trafficking.

April 2013

  1. Course"Identifying and investigating cases of forced labour and trafficking"

    15 - 19 April 2013

    The main objective of the course is to train participants to better identify and investigate cases of forced labour, including trafficking for labour exploitation. The course addresses the different stages of the process (inspecting workplaces, interviewing victims, gathering evidence), with a focus on the private sector (textile, agriculture, domestic work, etc.).

  2. Training "Identifying and investigating cases of forced labour and human trafficking"

    15 - 19 April 2013

    This course, organized by the International Training Centre of the ILO in Turin, will train participants to better identify and investigate cases of forced labour, including trafficking in human beings for labour exploitation. It will introduce forced labour indicators and address different stages of the investigative process, such as victim interviews and gathering evidence, with a focus on the pre-trial phase. The course will focus on forced labour occurring in the private economy (including textile, agriculture, domestic work sectors).