Publications on forced labour

October 2012

  1. ILO indicators of Forced Labour

    01 October 2012

    This booklet presents an introduction to the ILO Indicators of Forced Labour. These indicators are intended to help “front-line” criminal law enforcement officials, labour inspectors, trade union officers, NGO workers and others to identify persons who are possibly trapped in a forced labour situation, and who may require urgent assistance. The indicators represent the most common signs or “clues” that point to the possible existence of a forced labour case.

September 2012

  1. Stopping forced labour and slavery-like practices - The ILO strategy

    18 September 2012

    This document presents the ILO strategy to combat forced labour for 2012-2015 and provides details about the 3 priority areas for the period, namely research and knowledge management, elimination of forced labour from global value chains, and implementation of country-based interventions.

June 2012

  1. Social Justice and Growth: The Role of the Minimum Wage

    18 June 2012

    This issue of the International Journal of Labour Research is wholly dedicated to the question of the minimum wage, a matter that has gained in importance and profile in recent years. No doubt, the main reasons behind this rise in prominence relate to the stagnation of wages in several parts of the world, a generalized increase in earnings inequality as well as the rise in social unrest across the globe.

  2. PR No. 2-2(Add.) - Additional agenda item, Report of the Officers of the Governing Body

    01 June 2012

  3. Summary of the ILO 2012 Global Estimate of Forced Labour

    01 June 2012

    Using a new and improved statistical methodology, the ILO estimates that 20.9 million people are victims of forced labour globally, trapped in jobs into which they were coerced or deceived and which they cannot leave.

  4. ILO 2012 Global Estimate of Forced Labour (Fact sheet)

    01 June 2012

May 2012

  1. PR No. 2-2 - Additional agenda item, Report of the Officers of the Governing Body

    22 May 2012

    At its 313th Session (March 2012), the Governing Body requested its Officers to undertake a mission (the “mission”) to Myanmar and to report to the International Labour Conference at its 101st Session (2012) on all relevant issues, with a view to assisting the Conference’s consideration of a review of the measures previously adopted by the Conference to secure compliance by Myanmar with the recommendations of the Commission of Inquiry that had been established to examine the observance by Myanmar of its obligation in respect of the Forced Labour Convention, 1930 (No. 29).

  2. A Global Alliance against Forced Labour and Trafficking in persons

    15 May 2012

    Key Achievements of the ILO's Special Action Programme to Combat Forced Labour 2001-2011

March 2012

  1. Report III(1B): Giving globalization a human face (General Survey on the fundamental Conventions)

    02 March 2012

    General Survey on the fundamental Conventions concerning rights at work in light of the ILO Declaration on Social Justice for a Fair Globalization, 2008.

January 2012

  1. SAP-FL Newsletter : Issue 3 - 2013

    31 January 2012

    Newsletter prepared by the ILO Special Action Programme to combat forced labour. Third issue 2013