News on forced labour

August 2017

  1. Wagner Moura meets victims of forced labour

    23 August 2017

    23 August marks International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery. Around the world, there are still 21 million people living in conditions of forced labour. Actor and ILO Goodwill Ambassador Wagner Moura recently met three of them from his home country of Brazil to learn about their experiences.

July 2017

  1. The horror of modern slavery on screen

    28 July 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.’

  2. Towards a future of work without child labour and forced labour in Europe and Central Asia

    19 July 2017

June 2017

  1. Advancing Alliance 8.7 in Europe and Central Asia

    29 June 2017

    ILO and OSCE host Europe and Central Asia regional meeting on achieving Sustainable Development Goal Target 8.7 of eradicating child labour by 2025 and forced labour, modern slavery and human trafficking by 2030.

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    ILO monitoring of the cotton harvest in Uzbekistan

    27 June 2017

  3. Budapest hosts Europe and Central Asia Regional Consultation Workshop on achieving the SDG Target 8.7 with regard to Child and Forced Labour

    23 June 2017

  4. Taking forward Alliance 8.7 in sub-Saharan Africa

    21 June 2017

    “In order to advance Alliance 8.7, we can no longer do business as usual”, said ILO Regional Director for Africa, Aeneas Chuma, at the opening of a two-day regional consultation on child labour and forced labour in sub-Saharan Africa. The conference aims to agree on concrete continental actions in preparation for the IV Global Conference on the Sustained Eradication of Child Labour (November 2017, Argentina).

  5. Denmark joins renewed fight to end forced labour

    14 June 2017

  6. Sweden joins the global movement against forced labour

    14 June 2017

  7. Iceland ratifies the 2014 Protocol to the 1930 ILO Forced Labour Convention, as part of a renewed global effort to eradicate all forms of forced labour

    14 June 2017