News on forced labour

June 2015

  1. Day 5: Niger signs protocol to stop modern slavery plus an ILC side event on migration

    05 June 2015

    Niger becomes first to sign up to an end to modern slavery and a high-level side event on migration calls for international community to provide regular and safe migration to meet migrants’ rights and labour market needs

  2. “There is no easy fix” to the migration crisis

    05 June 2015

    ILO Deputy-Director Sandra Polaski at ILC Migration side event: “We must focus on systems of governance that provide regular and safe migration to meet migrants’ rights and labour market needs.

  3. Niger labour minister signs up to stop modern slavery

    05 June 2015

    Niger has ratified the Protocol of 2014 to the Forced Labour Convention, 1930. The Protocol brings the existing convention into the modern era, with new provisions on prevention, protection and victims’ access to remedies.

  4. Niger signs up to end modern slavery

    05 June 2015

    Niger has ratified the 2014 Protocol to the 1930 ILO Forced Labour Convention, as part of a renewed global effort to eradicate modern slavery. The Protocol, a legally binding instrument, brings the existing convention into the modern era, with new provisions on prevention, protection and victims’ access to remedies.

  5. Severe labour exploitation in the EU

    FRA will launch the report from its ‘Severe labour exploitation in the EU’ project at a high-level event at the Council of the EU on 2 June in Brussels.

  6. Signing up to end modern slavery

    01 June 2015

    ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder, was joined by delegates to the International Labour Conference, in signing a signature panel symbolizing support for the 50 for Freedom campaign to end modern slavery. The campaign has the goal of encouraging 50 member States to ratify, by 2018, the Protocol to the Forced Labour Convention. (Closed Captions available)

April 2015

  1. Expert workshop "Measuring Modern Slavery"

    The key objectives of these two days of consultation are to take stock of the current state of knowledge of tools and methodologies; to analyse the current limitations and challenges faced; to discuss the need for a unique operational definition of forced labour and for criteria for identifying modern slavery situations; and to identify partnerships and opportunities for further collaboration.

February 2015

  1. Lured by a job, trapped in forced labour

    10 February 2015

    In search of a job to support his family, a man accepts an offer from a recruiter and signs a contract for what looks like a good job with decent wages. Once at destination, the reality is very different.

December 2014

  1. ILO forced-labour expert to host Q&A on Reddit

    02 December 2014

  2. ILO to support Faith Leaders’ Universal Declaration Against Slavery

    02 December 2014