Publications on forced labour


  1. Ethical guidelines for research on forced labour

    26 January 2024

    The aim of this document is to provide guidelines on the safe and ethical conduct of research on forced labour and human trafficking for forced labour.

  2. Eradicating Forced Labour: Partnering strategically with ILO

    24 January 2024

    This note provides an overview of the ILO’s work to eradicate forced labour around the world. It highlights challenges at stake, key policy responses needed, as well as the ILO’s tools and ongoing initiatives in this area.

  3. Reporting on forced labour and fair recruitment: An ILO toolkit for Mongolian journalists

    15 January 2024

    This toolkit was developed to help journalists report on fair recruitment and forced labour.


  1. Towards freedom at sea: Handbook for the detection of forced labour in commercial fishing

    20 December 2023

    This Handbook responds to the need for consolidated guidance on the detection of forced labour among fishers.

  2. The Alignment of Indonesian laws, policies, and their enforcement with the ILO international labour standards on forced labour: A situation and gap analysis

    05 December 2023

    This gap analysis documents the extent to which the requirements of PO29 are represented in the Government of Indonesia’s existing laws, norms and practices, with special reference to Indonesia’s catch fisheries sector and local fishers, who are one of the groups identified to be at risk of forced labour in Indonesia.

  3. Research Manual - Assessment of the implementation of fundamental principles and rights at work in the workplace

    23 November 2023

    This handbook is a practical guide for development practitioners to assess the realization of the five fundamental principles and rights at work in the workplace and design evidence-based interventions.

  4. 8.7 Accelerator Lab Integrated Report

    31 October 2023

    The 8.7 Accelerator Lab aims to accelerate progress on the elimination of child labour and the eradication of forced labour by optimizing the effectiveness of development cooperation interventions. This is the first integrated report documenting the progress made at the Initiative level.

  5. Decent Work Supply Chain Survey - Pilot on the electronics supply chain in Viet Nam

    13 October 2023

    The survey aims to produce high-quality, replicable data on supply chains to identify decent work deficits as well as provide critical information to create more and better opportunities for employment and growth.

  6. Measurement of forced labour: stocktaking and way forward

    11 October 2023

    Presentation for 21st ICLS

  7. Room document 22: Measurement of forced labour: stocktaking and way forward

    29 September 2023

    Room document for 21st ICLS