Events on forced labour

September 2011

  1. Residential Programme on the Prevention of Trafficking in Persons in Sri Lanka for State Counsel

    16 - 18 September 2011

    The application of international conventions including human rights instruments and ILO conventions are important tools in the development of national legislation criminal legislation on the prevention of human trafficking. Cognizant of the importance of applying such standards in the prosecution of such cases, the International Labour Organization (ILO) together with the International Organization for Migration (IOM) organized a Residential Training Programme for the State Prosecutors of the Attorney General’s Department in Sri Lanka.

August 2011

  1. Judicial Colloquium on Human Trafficking and Forced Labour for Magistrates

    7 - 9 August 2011

    The programme will include sessions on international labour standards and conventions relating to human trafficking and forced labour, domestic law and amendments on the subject, prosecutions, victims and psychological impact etc. This programme is being developed in consultation with the Ministry of Justice and the Judges Training Institute.

July 2011

  1. Europe Aid: Preventing and prosecuting trafficking for labour exploitation

    7 July 2011

    Presentation at the EC Info point on anti-trafficking initiatives led by the ILO with EC support

June 2011

  1. Conference "Preventing Trafficking in Human Beings for Labour Exploitation: Decent Work and Social Justice"

    20 - 21 June 2011

    The 11th High-level Alliance against Trafficking in Persons conference aims to gain a deeper understanding and to analyse the various interconnected factors that foster the exploitation of people in slavery-like practice. The event is split into two segments: Mr Guy Ryder, Executive Director of the Standards and Fundamental Rights at Work Department at the ILO, will participate to the First Segment, which focuses on the added value and challenges of partnership and co-operation to fight trafficking in human beings as a form of modern-day slavery.The Second Segment brings together a variety of actors and experts, to generate exchange of information and expertise coming from very diverse fields, explore innovative ideas to tackle the problem and encourage new partnerships.

May 2011

  1. Regional Conference in Tbilisi, Georgia: Building partnerships to combat human trafficking and forced labour

    18 - 19 May 2011

    Regional conference to exchange good practices on the prevention of forced labour and trafficking in the context of increased labour mobility between the South Caucasus, neighbouring countries and the European Union.

March 2011

  1. Victim of Trafficking... and then?

    6 March 2011 - 6 March 2012

    Roundtable organised by the HEI Graduate Institute. A phenomenon known as "modern day slavery", sex trafficking has become increasingly pervasive. The panel will explore this horrific issue from the perspective of a victim and feature experts who are working to combat human trafficking. Panelists will provide an overview of the problem in Geneva, Switzerland, and at international levels, and examine the steps being taken to address the phenomenon.

February 2011

  1. Trafficking in Human Beings in Finnish Work Life

    3 - 4 February 2011

    The seminar aims to raise awareness about the existence of forced labour in Finland and develop strategies and recommendations for prevention.

January 2011

  1. Workshop to strengthen the role of Confederation of Ethiopian Trade Unions (CETU) in combating human trafficking in Ethiopia with ILO support

    25 - 27 January 2011

    Leaders of the Ethiopian national trade union centre CETU met with industry federations to develop an action plan to combat trafficking of Ethiopian workers and children in a three-day seminar. The Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs presented the new Proclamation No. 632/2009 regulating private employment agencies.

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    18 - 19 January 2011

    The forum aims to discuss means of legal redress and compensation for trafficked migrant workers.

December 2010

  1. End Human Trafficking Now: Enforcing the UN Protocol

    10 - 12 December 2010

    International forum hold by the End Human Trafficking Now! (EHTN!) Campaign, SMWIPM, in partnership with the United Nations and the Global Initiative to Fight Human Trafficking (UN.GIFT), Orascom Telecom Holding, Manpower, the GAP, Microsoft, the World Bank, and Vital Voices Global Partnership. The forum will focus on key issues related to human trafficking, identify best practices and positive experiences, and carve out a set of challenges to pursue with various partners.