News on forced labour

July 2019

  1. Human trafficking: This has to stop!

    30 July 2019

    More than 40 million people worldwide are in modern slavery. Many have been trafficked after being tricked by unscrupulous employment agencies and other operators. To mark World Day Against Trafficking in Persons, actor Joaquin Furriel supports the ILO’s efforts to protect workers who are at risk of being exploited.

  2. 2021 declared International Year for the Elimination of Child Labour

    26 July 2019

    The UN General Assembly has urged the international community to step up efforts to eradicate forced labour and child labour, and declared 2021 as the Year for the Elimination of Child Labour.

  3. 2021 declared International Year for the Elimination of Child Labour

    26 July 2019

    The UN General Assembly has urged the international community to step up efforts to eradicate forced labour and child labour, and declared 2021 as the Year for the Elimination of Child Labour.

  4. Accelerating action to end forced labour, human trafficking, modern slavery and child labour; experiences from Alliance 8.7 pathfinder countries

    22 July 2019

  5. Pichón Baldinu: How art can move audiences to grasp complex subjects?

    03 July 2019

    Argentinian artist, Pichón Baldinu, shares the creative process and the thinking that led to the creation of a breathtaking show on modern slavery.

  6. Joaquín Furriel champions protection of fundamental labour rights

    03 July 2019

    Actor Joaquín Furriel speaks up about modern slavery and highlights the need for protecting fundamental principles and rights at work. This video was co-produced by the ILO and Build TV.

  7. Museum of Memory in Chile exhibit the ILO 100 journey

    03 July 2019

    This exhibition highlights ILO's work in critical areas such as labour migration, child labour, modern slavery, disability and women in the world of work. The unique collaboration between ILO and Museum of Memory and Human Rights in Chile took audiences into an immersive journey into the 100 years of ILO.

June 2019

  1. Interview with Sebastián Schindel, Director of El patrón

    24 June 2019

    Based on real facts, the hard-hitting film of Schindel El patrón unpacks the horrors of modern day slavery. He speaks to the ILO on the making of the film and what made him deal with this subject.

  2. Germany reaffirms its commitment to combatting all forms of forced labour

    20 June 2019

    Germany has ratified the Protocol of 2014 to the Forced Labour Convention becoming the 36th ILO Member State to do so.

  3. Canada renews commitment toward International Labour Standards

    17 June 2019

    Canada has ratified the Labour Inspection Convention, 1947 (No. 81) and the Protocol of 2014 to the Forced Labour Convention, 1930