News on forced labour

March 2017

  1. © Well-Bred Kannan 2017

    Ending the instability in which modern slavery thrives

    17 March 2017

    The UN Security Council is pushing for cooperation on cross-border prevention, protection and prosecution in fighting the widespread denial of basic human rights.

  2. © Cao peng / Imaginechina 2017

    ILO and Walk Free Foundation to collaborate on Global Estimate of Modern Slavery

    17 March 2017

    Joint research by the International Labour Organization and the Walk Free Foundation will provide critical data for measuring progress on achieving Target 8.7 of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

  3. ILO Statement to the UN Security Council on Modern Slavery

    16 March 2017

February 2017

  1. ILO’s Decent Work Programne makes progress in Uzbekistan

    01 February 2017

    Amid encouraging labour rights trends in Uzbekistan, the ILO has broadened its commitment to improve decent work and social justice in the country.

January 2017

  1. Finland joins renewed fight to end forced labour

    27 January 2017

December 2016

  1. Everyone needs to be aware of slavery and know how to fight it

    02 December 2016

    "The right to be free of forced labour is both a fundamental labour right, as well as a human right", says ILO Director-General Guy Ryder in his message for International Day for the Abolition of Slavery.

November 2016

  1. Argentina joins the global movement against forced labour

    09 November 2016

  2. Landmark Forced Labour Protocol enters into force

    09 November 2016

    The ILO Forced Labour Protocol, which was adopted by the International Labour Conference in 2014, enters into force on 9th November, a year after it gained its second ratification.

September 2016

  1. Alliance 8.7: For a world without forced labour, modern slavery, human trafficking and child labour

    19 September 2016

    The Global Alliance to Eradicate Forced Labour, Modern Slavery, Human Trafficking and Child Labour will be launched at the Ford Foundation in New York on 21 September 2016 at 19:00 GMT.

  2. New alliance against forced labour, modern slavery, human trafficking and child labour

    14 September 2016

    The ILO facilitated a regional consultation to achieve the targets of Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 8.7.