News on forced labour

August 2020

  1. 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: Your reporting can save lives

    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.

  4. 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.

June 2020

  1. COVID-19: Protect children from child labour, now more than ever!

    This online event will highlight the key impacts of COVID-19 to child labour globally and in Malaysia and provide the Malaysian government with recommendations to address the child labour issues.

  2. Serj Tankian: COVID-19 can increase instances of child labour

    15 June 2020

    On World Day against Child Labour, Serj Tankian, a celebrated musician, calls upon all countries, governments, and partners to act decisively against child labour. He says that the pandemic can push back the progress done to get children out of child labour.

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    COVID-19 may push millions more children into child labour – ILO and UNICEF

    12 June 2020

    Child labour down by 94 million since 2000, a gain now under threat.

  4. ILO team up with trade unions to protect fishers from COVID-19 pandemic and human trafficking

    12 June 2020

    The COVID-19 pandemic has increased the vulnerability of fishers and make them at higher risks of being trapped in human trafficking. The ILO team up with trade unions in fishing sector to raise their awareness about the pandemic and the danger of trafficking.

  5. Vietnam renews commitment to combat forced labour

    10 June 2020

    Convention No. 105 is the seventh ILO fundamental Convention ratified by Vietnam