News on forced labour

August 2020

  1. Guiding principles: Access of refugees and other forcibly displaced persons to the labour market

    27 August 2020

  2. Joaquín Furriel: Slavery has no place in the modern world!

    24 August 2020

    On International Day for Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition, actor Joaquín Furriel talks about the stark realities of modern slavery and how the pandemic might lead to more incidences of forced labour and abuse and jeopardize the freedom of those already vulnerable. We have to mobilize citizen and public policy action.

  3. Alliance 8.7 celebrates the universal ratification of ILO Convention No. 182

    13 August 2020

    Anousheh Karvar, Chair of the Global Partnership against Child labour, Forced labour, Human trafficking and Modern Slavery (Alliance 8.7) commends the work and commitment of the ILO, its member States and its social partners in achieving the universal ratification of ILO Convention No. 182 on the Worst Forms of Child Labour. She calls on everyone to seize this opportunity to eradicate all forms of child labour by 2025, in accordance with SDG 8.7.

  4. Global launch: Reporting on Forced Labour and Fair Recruitment - An ILO Toolkit for Journalists

    12 August 2020

  5. Millions of children across the globe continue to be exploited

    11 August 2020

    The universal ratification of the ILO Convention on the Worst forms of Child Labour is a milestone, says the UN’s Special Rapporteur on Contemporary Forms of Slavery, Tomoya Obokata. However countries need to intensify efforts to eradicate child labour in all its forms.

July 2020

  1. Reporting on forced labour and fair recruitment: An ILO toolkit for journalist - Playlist of Testimonies

    30 July 2020

  2. ILO to launch media Toolkit on Forced Labour and Fair Recruitment

    29 July 2020

  3. Wagner Moura: World Day Against Trafficking in Persons 2020

    28 July 2020

    ILO Goodwill Ambassador Wagner Moura says responsible reporting can help highlight the plight of those workers who face abusive practices and are denied fundamental human and labour rights. Learn more about the new ILO media toolkit on forced labour and fair recruitment: https://bit.ly/ILOMediaEngagement

  4. Global launch virtual event: Reporting on forced labour and fair recruitment: An ILO toolkit for journalists

    Join the ILO and a panel of distinguished employers’ representatives, workers’ representatives and journalists on 30 July, World Day Against Trafficking in Persons to celebrate the launch of the ILO Media Toolkit on Forced Labour and Fair Recruitment.

  5. Indonesia and Thailand to strengthen their port inspection to combat trafficking and forced labour at sea

    15 July 2020

    To combat forced labour and human trafficking onboard fishing vessels in the Southeast Asia, Indonesia and Thailand, with support from the ILO, took a step to develop a bilateral protocol on port State inspection on foreign fishing vessels.