News on forced labour

December 2021

  1. Celebrity voices, true stories of modern slavery

    02 December 2021

    Celebrity advocates voice the harrowing stories of people trapped in forced labour, to raise awareness of the issue and support the campaign to eliminate modern slavery in all its forms.

November 2021

  1. Three Winners of the global category of the SDG 8.7 Innovation Challenge

    15 November 2021

    Three proposals were selected to develop and implement their innovative ideas to develop digital information systems to promote collaborative work among relevant partners in the fight against child labour, forced labour and human trafficking in Pathfinder Countries.

  2. ILO announces the winner of the 3rd ILO Skills Innovation Call on Preventing forced labour in Africa

    15 November 2021

    The winner of the 3rd ILO Skills Challenge Innovation Call has been announced, and the USD 30,000 prize has gone to a youth entrepreneurship network in Comoros.

October 2021

  1. Strengthening the evidence base for achieving SDG Target 8.7

    29 October 2021

    The ILO RTA project is developing global and national research agendas through consultations with funding partners, policymakers, and researchers

  2. Announcing the finalists of the 3rd ILO Skills Challenge Innovation Call on Preventing forced labour in Africa

    27 October 2021

    The finalists will be invited to present their ideas to a panel of experts during a virtual pitch event.

  3. Ugandan stakeholders adapt the ILO media toolkit on reporting on forced labour and fair recruitment for use in Uganda

    15 October 2021

    Following consultations with various stakeholders and desk reviews that informed the adaptation of the media toolkit, Ugandan stakeholders, with support from ILO, convened on 14th-15th October 2021 to review and validate the adapted media toolkit on reporting on forced labour and fair recruitment. The adapted toolkit will be used to build capacity of media practitioners, for improved reportage and effective engagement issues of on forced labour and fair recruitment.

  4. Finalists of the 3rd ILO Skills Challenge Innovation Call on Preventing forced labour to be announced on 27 October

    15 October 2021

    The finalists will move on to the next stage of the evaluation process and will be invited to present their ideas to an independent panel of judges.

September 2021

  1. 16 Junior Researchers Awarded Fellowships and Seed Grants

    28 September 2021

    A promising group of researchers are selected to address knowledge gaps in the field of child labour, forced labour, and human trafficking.

  2. Decent work for migrant workers in South East Asia's fishing industry

    06 September 2021

    Standing outside a fishing port near Bangkok, Thailand, Chief technical Advisor, Mi Zhou explains how the ILO’s Ship to Shore Rights South East Asia project, funded by the European Union, promotes regular and safe labour migration and decent work for migrant workers in the fishing and seafood processing sectors in the region.

August 2021

  1. An end to child labour and forced labour in Uzbekistan's cotton harvest

    31 August 2021

    Uzbekistan is the sixth largest producer of cotton in the world. Two million people pick the cotton every harvest. The ILO is working with the government, workers, employers and civic society to bring about an end to child labour and forced labour during the harvest.