News on forced labour

June 2019

  1. Madagascar takes a leading role in the “One for All” Centenary ratification campaign by ratifying six ILO Conventions

    12 June 2019

  2. Suriname renews commitment to combat forced labour

    10 June 2019

    Suriname has ratified the Protocol of 2014 to the Forced Labour Convention becoming the 33rd ILO Member State to do so.

May 2019

  1. Zimbabwe joins efforts to combat forced labour

    29 May 2019

    Zimbabwe has ratified the Protocol of 2014 to the Forced Labour Convention becoming the 32nd ILO Member State to do so.

  2. Guidelines for governments

    22 May 2019

April 2019

  1. Sri Lanka renews commitment to combat forced labour

    11 April 2019

    Sri Lanka has ratified the Protocol of 2014 to the Forced Labour Convention becoming the 31st ILO Member State to do so.

  2. Workshop on Strengthening Capacity and Coordination on Prevention and Investigation of Trafficking in Persons for Forced Labour

    This workshop is held to improve mutual understanding and facilitate effective cooperation and referrals between labour inspectors and criminal law enforcers in investigating labour rights abuses including trafficking in persons.

March 2019

  1. ILO Committee of Experts discusses forced labour and freedom of association in Myanmar

    19 March 2019

    New conclusions on Myanmar were issued by the ILO Committee of Experts in February 2019 and are now available in Myanmar language.

February 2019

  1. Malta renews commitment toward International Labour Standards

    14 February 2019

    Malta ratifies the Tripartite Consultation (International Labour Standards) Convention, 1976 (No. 144), as well as of the Protocol of 2014 to the Forced Labour Convention, 1930

  2. Ireland joins efforts to combat forced labour

    04 February 2019

    Ireland has ratified the Protocol of 2014 to the Forced Labour Convention, 1930, becoming the 29th ILO Member State to do so.

  3. Wagner Moura congratulates the ILO on its Centenary

    01 February 2019

    ILO Goodwill Ambassador, actor and film director Wagner Moura congratulates the International Labour Organization on its Centenary and advocates for strong action to put an end to forced labour and modern slavery.