News on forced labour

January 2023

  1. From child labour and forced labour to dreams of a better future

    18 January 2023

    Today, more than 160 million children are in child labour and 28 million people are in forced labour. What do they need? How do they feel? And who is helping them?

December 2022

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    Protection of Indonesian migrant workers should be included in the upcoming national development plan

    27 December 2022

    The ILO’s Ship to Shore Rights South-East Asia Programme supports the two-day public dialogues to improve services and protection of Indonesian migrant workers. including Indonesian migrant fishers.

  2. ILO launches forced labour observatory

    02 December 2022

    Global data store on forced labour and trafficking provides comprehensive global and country information, including on international and national legal and institutional frameworks; enforcement, prevention and protection measures, as well as information related to access to justice; remedies, and cooperation.

  3. Understanding modern slavery statistics

    02 December 2022

    Did you know that, today, 50 million people are in situations of modern slavery? That’s nearly 1 out of every 150 people in the world.

November 2022

  1. Unchartered waters: ILO signs MoU with the Fisheries Committee for the West Central Gulf of Guinea

    15 November 2022

    The ILO joins forces with the Fisheries Committee for the West Central Gulf of Guinea (FCWC) through a Memorandum of Understanding focused on the need to promote decent work and the elimination of forced labour in the fishing industry.

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    World Cup 2022: What has changed for migrant workers in Qatar?

    15 November 2022

    Recent labour reforms in Qatar have already improved conditions for hundreds of thousands of workers, but urgent additional efforts are needed to ensure all workers can benefit.

  3. Launch of the new ILO Forced Labour Observatory

    The ILO will launch a new database on forced labour on the occasion of the International Day for the Abolition of Slavery on Friday 2 December

October 2022

  1. Provincial Fisheries and Manpower Offices of West Java Province join forces to secure decent work at fishing sector

    24 October 2022

    The ILO’s Ship to Shore Rights South-East Asia Programme supports the effort taken by the Provincial Manpower Office and the Provincial Marine Affairs and Fisheries Office of West Java to create a synergy in joint inspection onboard fishing vessels.

  2. Didier Drogba, ILO and FIFPRO raise awareness among young football players of the risks of emigration

    24 October 2022

    A look back at the launch of the campaign to raise awareness among young Ivorian football players of the risks of ill-prepared emigration. The campaign is being run jointly by the International Labour Organisation (ILO), Didier Drogba and his Foundation, the International Federation of Professional Footballers' Associations (FIFPRO), and former Ivorian international footballers.

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    Hoping for improvements after 27 years working at sea

    18 October 2022

    After 27 years working at sea, Sukarno’s working life remains the same— constant, hard work with few, short breaks. His hope is to work on land, close to his family.