News on forced labour

February 2018

  1. © Carsten ten Brink 2021

    ILO reports important progress on child labour and forced labour in Uzbek cotton fields

    13 February 2018

    Monitoring team finds strong political will from central government to end fundamental labour rights’ violations during the 2017 cotton harvest: Child labour is no longer an issue, while forced labour is being systematically addressed.

December 2017

  1. © Julian Buijzen 2021

    ILO launches Migration Glossary for Middle East media

    08 December 2017

    The glossary guides journalists in the region towards rights-based reporting on migration, forced labour and trafficking in persons, as part of an initiative to promote fair migration.

November 2017

  1. The international community agrees to redouble efforts to fight against child labour and forced labour

    16 November 2017

    The three-day IV Global Conference on the Sustained Eradication of Child Labour concluded with the adoption of the Buenos Aires Declaration which spells out principles and actions to be taken. During the meeting, delegates presented almost 100 pledges for concrete steps towards the eradication of child labour and forced labour, and the generation of quality employment for young people.

  2. Namibia joins the global movement to combat forced labour

    06 November 2017

  3. Free from debt and bonded labour in Sri Lanka’s fisheries

    01 November 2017

    ILO's project helps free fishermen from debt bondage and supports livelihoods.

October 2017

  1. Facebook Live on 2017 Global Estimates of Modern Slavery and Child Labour

    The ILO will hold a special Facebook Live Session on the 2017 Global Estimates of Modern Slavery and Child Labour on Tuesday, 24 October at 08:30 GMT (10:30 Geneva time).

  2. ILO to host Facebook Live Session on 2017 Global Estimates of Modern Slavery and Child Labour

    23 October 2017

  3. The horror of modern slavery on screen

    12 October 2017

    50 for Freedom advocate and actor, Joaquín Furriel, was special guest of the International Labour Organization at a screening in Geneva of the award-winning movie, ‘The Boss: Anatomy of a crime.’

September 2017

  1. Switzerland reaffirms its commitment to combating all forms of forced labour

    28 September 2017

  2. How the ILO is helping to end forced labour in Uzbekistan’s cotton industry

    27 September 2017

    Nearly a quarter of the adult population in Uzbekistan take part in the country’s cotton harvest each year. Here's how the ILO is working to help end the use of forced labour during the harvest.