News on forced labour

February 2022

  1. © Chalinee Thirasupa 2022

    We stand up for our labour rights

    08 February 2022

    Sai Sai is a migrant construction worker in Chiang Mai, a city in Northern Thailand. Under Thai legislation, migrant workers were not allowed to do skilled construction work. Sai Sai along with other migrant workers and local organizations worked together to get the law amended.

  2. Joining nets across countries and waters to better protect fishers and their stock

    04 February 2022

January 2022

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

    31 January 2022

    Today, more than 160 million children are in child labour and 25 million people are in forced labour. What do they need? How do they feel? And who is helping them?

  2. New US Department of Labor funding to advance the fight against child labour, forced labour and human trafficking worldwide

    20 January 2022

    Contribution of US$ 10 million supports ILO’s work to address the root causes of child labour, forced labour and human trafficking

December 2021

  1. Engaging trade unions on the protection of Indonesian fishers from forced labour

    23 December 2021

  2. ILO promotes ratification of Forced Labour Protocol No. 29 in Indonesia

    22 December 2021

  3. Migrant fishers prone to modern slavery

    20 December 2021

    An opinion editorial by Tauvik Muhamad, programme manager for ILO's skills development and Muhammad Nour, ILO's programme coordinator for Accelerator Lab 8.7, in conjunction with the commemoration of the International Migrants Day. The opinion article was published by the Jakarta Post on 20 December.

  4. Winners of the 2021 ILO Global Media Competition on Labour Migration

    17 December 2021

    The competition aims to promote balanced and ethical reporting on migrants and labour migration and encourage the media to address stereotypes and misconceptions.

  5. ILO discusses the role of cooperatives in promoting Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work (FPRW) in value chains

    15 December 2021

    The ILO was invited to participate and present in the panel “Strengthening our Cooperative Identity by supporting ethical value chain management” organized in the framework of the ICA’s 33rd World Cooperative Congress.

  6. 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.