18 August 2022
Milica Djordjevic, ILO National Project Coordinator of the MAP16 project, funded by the US Department of Labor, explains what she does to reduce child labour and forced labour in Serbia. Child labour means that children are too young for their work or it is harmful for them. The ILO has been supporting governments for decades to address their child labour concerns, always tailoring interventions to local needs. In 2017, the ILO and its partners came out with a strategy which defines country priorities. In addition, the ILO conducted a national survey in 2021 which shows that 9.5% of children in Serbia are in child labour, mainly in agriculture. The ILO trained about 400 professionals (social workers, police, prosecutors and labour inspectors) to identify child labour situations. Checklists, tools and standards are at their disposal to tackle cases. The decree on hazardous child labour was adopted so that children in child labour or forced labour can receive immediate assistance.
12 August 2022
In a ceremony at the ILO, China presented the ratification documents for two additional ILO Fundamental Conventions, covering forced labour; the Conventions will enter into force one year after the signing.
01 August 2022
Work in fishing is a hazardous occupation. Labour rights challenges in the fisheries sector such as weak labour inspection, poor occupational safety and health (OSH) and other problems related to working conditions can be improved through social dialogues among relevant parties.
29 July 2022
To coincide with World Day Against Trafficking in Persons and their last performance at Tomorrowland festival for 2022, superstar DJ duo NERVO raise their voices for action on child vulnerability, labour and trafficking.
26 July 2022
Ahead of World Day Against Human Trafficking, top-ranked female DJ duo NERVO have teamed up with the children’s charity Hopeland and the International Labour Organization to urge action on child vulnerability, child labour and human trafficking.
19 July 2022
Japan becomes the 177th Member State to ratify Convention No. 105
Indonesian trade unions enhance their capacity to promote collective bargaining and dispute resolution in palm oil sector
27 June 2022
The ILO through its Advancing Workers’ Rights in Indonesia and Malaysia’s Palm Oil Sector project enhances the capacity of trainers and branch leaders of the national trade union confederations and their federations to improve conditions of work and promote social dialogue for dispute resolution.
Launch of the ITEF Platform: a private sector initiative supported by the ACCEL Africa project to strengthen the engagement and efforts in the fight against child labour and forced labour in Côte d’Ivoire.
25 June 2022
The ITEF platform aims to advocate with public authorities on the expectations of the private sector and contribute to the reporting system, particularly in the context of the ILO standards. The purpose is to position Côte d'Ivoire as a responsible sourcing destination by improving its long-term access to global markets.
23 June 2022
The 8.7 Accelerator Lab programme together with the Bureau of Workers’ Activities (ACTRAV) supported the launch of a Trade Unions’ Network in the fishing sector aiming to foster a common voice between trade unions and to reinforce bilateral and tripartite social dialogue in the fishing sector.
ILO-IOM-IPA collaborate to expand the evidence base on child labour, forced labour, and human trafficking to achieve policy impact
The International Labour Organization (ILO), International Organization for Migration (IOM), and Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) join forces to host a conference on 27-29 June 2022 showcasing new research findings on child labour, forced labour, and human trafficking.