Publications on forced labour

June 2015

  1. Handbook for employers and business – Booklet 2 Employers' Frequently Asked Questions

    25 June 2015

    A quick reference guide for managers, human resource personnel and others, that answers FAQs from employers. The guide addresses topics such as prison labour, forced overtime and debt bondage in an easy-to-use format. (2015 revised edition)

  2. Handbook for employers and business – Booklet 1 Introduction and Overview

    25 June 2015

    This new handbook provides guidance material and tools for employers and business. Part 1 presents information about relevant international standards, recent figures and data, and forms of forced labour in the global economy alongside excerpts of international Conventions and Protocols. (2015 revised edition)

  3. Handbook for employers and business – Booklet 6 Tips for Taking Action

    22 June 2015

    A set of practical reference guides that identify some of the concrete measures and benefits that companies can take to address forced labour and trafficking. (2015 revised edition)

  4. A just transition for all: Can the past inform the future?

    11 June 2015

    2015 is a decisive year for global agreements on Sustainable Development and climate change. The ILO calls for a just transition for all towards a greener and more socially sustainable economy. This Journal is focussing on drawing lessons from a few transition experiences in order to analyse how successfully (or not) these processes were managed in the past and how future transitions might be handled in a just manner. Challenges such as policy coherence, consultations and participation by all relevant stakeholders are addressed and lessons learned on these issues are highlighted in the Journal.

  5. World Report on Child Labour 2015: Paving the way to decent work for young people

    10 June 2015

    The second volume of the ILO World Report on Child Labour series highlights the close linkages between child labour and good youth employment outcomes, and the consequent need for common policy approaches to addressing challenges arising in countries where both child labour and youth unemployment prevail.

April 2015

  1. Effective responses to HIV and AIDS at work: A multi-country study in Africa

    24 April 2015

    This ILO study presents a comprehensive assessment of the characteristics that make HIV and AIDS workplace initiatives effective.

March 2015

  1. Employment protection legislation: Summary indicators in the area of terminating regular contracts (individual dismissals)

    27 March 2015

January 2015

  1. Women in Business and Management: Gaining momentum

    12 January 2015

    This report brings together available data and ILO statistics to provide a comprehensive, up to-date and global picture of women in the business world and in management positions.

December 2014

  1. Diagnostic Process on Freedom of Association and Collective Bargaining in the Rural, Export Processing and Domestic Work Sectors

    03 December 2014

    The ILO, with generous funding from the Government of Sweden, has developed a diagnostic process to support the tripartite constituents in the promotion of freedom of association and collective bargaining rights. This process was designed to be adapted to different national contexts and can be used in three sectors: the rural, export processing and domestic work sectors. The full involvement of the tripartite partners is integral to the process, and allows for the comprehensive development of a forward-looking understanding of the practices, perceptions and awareness of freedom of association and collective bargaining in national contexts. On this rigorous basis, the constituents are supported in identifying, and implementing, their own priorities to realize full freedom of association and collective bargaining rights in their country. The ILO has already successfully applied the diagnostic process in Bangladesh, Brazil, Indonesia, Jordan, Kenya, Malawi, the Philippines and South Africa. More detailed information on the process can be obtained from the attached documents or

July 2014

  1. Recommendation 203 - recommmendation on Supplementary Measures for the Effective Suppression of Forced Labour, Adopted by the Conference at its One Hundred and Third Session, Geneva, 11 June 2014

    03 July 2014