News on forced labour

May 2022

  1. © Adam Lai 2022

    Global Child Labour Conference agrees Durban Call to Action to end child labour

    20 May 2022

    The ‘Durban Call to Action’ includes strong commitments on action against child labour while raising concerns that existing progress has slowed and is now threatened by the COVID-19 pandemic, armed conflict, as well as food, environmental and humanitarian crises.

  2. 5th Global Conference on the Elimination of Child Labour

    The Government of South Africa will host the 5th Global Conference on the Elimination of Child Labour.

April 2022

  1. The importance of Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work in the cotton supply chain in Pakistan

    27 April 2022

    Ms Ingrid Christensen, Country Director, ILO Country Office for Pakistan explains the importance of Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work and Decent Work in the cotton supply chain in Pakistan. The ILO developed this testimonial under its project “Promoting Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work in the Cotton Supply Chain”, funded by INDITEX.

  2. Sindh Agricultural Forestry Workers & Coordinating Organization shares the changes made to enhance Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work

    27 April 2022

    Mr Suleman Abro, Founder President, Sindh Agricultural Forestry Workers & Coordinating Organization (SAFWCO) shares what they are doing to improve respect for Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work in the Cotton Supply Chain in Pakistan. The ILO developed this testimonial under its project “Promoting Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work in the Cotton Supply Chain”, funded by INDITEX.

  3. Pakistan Workers Federation share the changes made to enhance Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work

    27 April 2022

    Mr Chaudhary Muhammad Yaseen, General Secretary, Pakistan Workers Federation shares the changes they have made to improve respect for Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work in the Cotton Supply Chain in Pakistan. The ILO developed this testimonial under its project “Promoting Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work in the Cotton Supply Chain”, funded by INDITEX.

  4. Business community promotes Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work in Pakistan

    27 April 2022

    The Bahawalpur Chamber of Commerce and Industry has established a Departmental Committee for promoting Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work. The ILO developed this testimonial under its project “Promoting Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work in the Cotton Supply Chain”, funded by INDITEX.

  5. Empowering women to promote Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work in Pakistan

    27 April 2022

    Women cotton pickers have been organized and given confidence to raise their voice on workplace issues they are facing. The ILO developed this testimonial under its project “Promoting Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work in the Cotton Supply Chain”, funded by INDITEX.

  6. Organizing farmers to promote Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work in Pakistan

    27 April 2022

    Cotton producing farmers have been organized to improve productivity and promote Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work in the cotton supply chain in Pakistan. The ILO developed this testimonial under its project “Promoting Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work in the Cotton Supply Chain”, funded by INDITEX.

  7. Inspiring farmers to eliminate child labour from lower tiers of the cotton supply chain in Pakistan

    27 April 2022

    A cotton grower in Bahawalpur District of Pakistan promises that from now on, no child will work in his fields again. The ILO developed this testimonial under its project “Promoting Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work in the Cotton Supply Chain”, funded by INDITEX.

  8. © ILO 2022

    ILO welcomes China’s move towards the ratification of two forced labour Conventions

    20 April 2022

    Once these ratifications take place, the total number of ILO Conventions ratified by China will rise to 28, including six of the eight Fundamental Conventions.