News on forced labour

December 2008

  1. International Day for the Abolition of Slavery, December 2

    01 December 2008

    Roger Plant, Head of the ILO Special Action Programme combatting Forced Labour, talks about modern day slavery in today's global economy.

November 2008

  1. Forced Labour and Human Trafficking: the Labour Market Dimensions by Roger Plant, Athens, November 2008

    27 November 2008

    Presentation to International Trade Union Conference on Combating Forced Labour and Human Trafficking, Athens, 21-23 November 2008

  2. International Trade Union Conference on Combating Forced Labour and Human Trafficking

    Organized by the Greek General Confederation of Labour (GSEE), the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) and the European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC)

  3. ILO to launch new guide against child trafficking during III World Congress against Sexual Exploitation of Children and Adolescents

    24 November 2008

    The International Programme on the Elimination of Child Labour (IPEC) will launch a new resource guide on child trafficking and sexual exploitation to coincide with the III World Congress against Sexual Exploitation of Children and Adolescents, which will take place in Rio de Janeiro from 25 to 28 November.

  4. ILO strengthens efforts to help private sector fight forced labour and human trafficking

    10 November 2008

    The International Labour Office (ILO) is to reinforce its efforts to help employers and the private sector contribute to the global fight against forced labour, which the ILO estimates afflicts more than 12 million persons worldwide.

October 2008

  1. New handbook “Combating forced labour: A handbook for employers and business”

    22 October 2008

    This new handbook provides guidance material and tools for employers and business to strengthen their capacity to address the risk of forced labour and human trafficking in their own operations and in global supply chains.

  2. Regional Workshop to prepare a network of Trade Union Focal Points in source and destination countries

    The regional workshop is part of the EC funded ILO project “Elimination of human trafficking from Moldova and Ukraine through labour market based measures

  3. National Workshop on “Labour Market and Socio-Economic Opportunities in the Rasht Valley” and “Vocational Education and Training System in Tajikistan with focus on the Rasht valley”

    Workshop in Dushanbe - Tajikistan, jointly organized by the ILO, UNDP and IOM, with funding from the United Nations Trust Fund for Human Security and the European Union

  4. Forced labour: ITUC World Day for Decent Work

    03 October 2008

    Video "Stop forced labour!"

  5. Training of labour inspectors on forced labour and human trafficking

    As part of its campaign to strengthen labour standards in Qualified Industrialised Zones (QIZ), the Jordanian Ministry of Labour appointed 30 new labour inspectors in 2008. The workshop was organised by the Ministry of Labour, in cooperation with the ILO, to sensitize these newly appointed labour inspectors on issues of trafficking and forced labour.