News on forced labour

March 2022

  1. Unpacking concepts of freedom and unfreedom in the world of work

    A series of special lectures and panel discussions presented by Work in Freedom programme.

  2. Malaysia ratifies the Protocol of 2014 to the Forced Labour Convention

    21 March 2022

    Malaysia becomes the 58th country in the world, and the second ASEAN member State to ratify that Protocol.

  3. SDG Open Hack: End forced labour and child labour

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    ILO welcomes lifting of Cotton Campaign boycott of Uzbekistan

    14 March 2022

    Agricultural and economic reforms have led to the eradication of systemic child labour and forced labour in Uzbekistan’s cotton harvest.

  5. With Covid-19, forced labour is more clandestine, but more present than ever before - 50 for Freedom

    09 March 2022

  6. Zero tolerance for child labour, forced labour and human trafficking

    A meeting organized by Alliance 8.7's pathfinder countries to demonstrate that "zero tolerance" of the worst forms of human exploitation is a shared responsibility.

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    Uzbek cotton is free from systemic child labour and forced labour

    01 March 2022

    Almost two million people are recruited every year for the annual cotton harvest in Uzbekistan. The country has succeeded in eradicating systemic forced labour and systemic child labour during the 2021 cotton production cycle, according to new ILO findings.

February 2022

  1. Prize-giving ceremony of the 2021 Global Media Competition on Labour Migration at the ILO office in Madrid

    24 February 2022

    The ILO office in Spain organized a prize-giving ceremony to congratulate Judit Alonso Gonzalbez, Javier Sulé and Marta Saiz.

  2. The Netherlands becomes an Alliance 8.7 pathfinder country

    15 February 2022

    The Netherlands recently became a pathfinder country for Alliance 8.7. ILO-Brussels interviewed Wilm Geurts, Director International Affairs at the Ministry of Social Affairs and Employment of the Netherlands, about this new status.

  3. The ILO’s Fair Recruitment Initiative (FRI) builds momentum with its new advisory committee

    08 February 2022

    Representatives of the governments of Bangladesh, Italy, Kenya, Mexico, Qatar, Switzerland and Tunisia, the International Organisation of Employers (IOE), the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) and the Swiss Development Cooperation agency met for the first time in January 2022 as members of the Advisory Committee of the ILO Fair Recruitment Initiative. Committee Members will share knowledge and expertise, identify common challenges and opportunities and provide strategic guidance to the ILO in implementing the Fair Recruitment Initiative strategy for 2021-25.