News on forced labour

April 2023

  1. Indonesia to establish a national team for joint labour inspection in the fishing sector

    27 April 2023

    The ILO’s 8.7 Accelerator Lab continues to support Indonesia in developing and finalizing a Field Guide on Labour Inspection On-Board Fishing Vessels as a tool that will be used by the national team for joint labour inspection in the sector.

  2. AUC-ILO Africa Forum on Child Labour “Harnessing Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives to address Child Labour”

    The main objective of the event is to support the implementation of the African Union’s “Ten Year Action Plan to Eradicate Child Labour, Forced Labour, Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery”.

  3. ILO and Indonesia’s Diponegoro University raise awareness of forced labour in the fishing sector

    07 April 2023

    The ILO's 8.7 Accelerator Lab in Indonesia collaborates with the Faculty of Economics and Business, Dipenogoro University (FEB Undip) to promote the inclusion of labour rights in business school education.

March 2023

  1. Gender-based collective bargaining agreements better protect rights of woman workers

    31 March 2023

    The ILO’s Ship to Shore Rights South-East Asia Programme promotes a gender-based collective bargaining negotiation and agreement to better protect the rights of woman workers in the seafood processing industry.

  2. Digital Technology: A Game Changer in the Fight Against Child Labour in Uganda's Agriculture Sector

    30 March 2023

    To support the design of financial services coupled with non-financial productive and welfare services in selected agricultural supply chains. The project integrates child-sensitive measures in financial services to reduce the risk of child labour within their operations and plays an active role in the fight against child labour.

  3. Fair Recruitment Initiative for Africa

    09 March 2023

    The regional launch of Phase II of the ILO Fair Recruitment Initiative is an opportunity to expand the implementation of successful fair recruitment approaches to other countries in Africa

February 2023

  1. Bipartite dialogues improve productivity of the palm oil industry and make business more resilient

    22 February 2023

    Upholding the rights to freedom of association and collective bargaining is found to be a foundation for improving productivity and increasing number of workers joining trade unions that lead to the advanced protection of workers’ rights in palm oil sector.

  2. Advancing decent work for social justice – a high-level event in Tashkent

    21 February 2023

    Uzbekistan’s capital Tashkent hosted a high-level event with the participation of the representatives of the International Labour Organization (ILO), government, workers’ and employers’ organizations to touch basis on achievements, challenges and plans for improvement in ensuring decent work for social justice in Uzbekistan.

  3. Employers’ and workers’ organizations of the palm oil sector join forces to promote bipartite cooperation through social dialogues

    16 February 2023

    The Indonesian Palm Oil Association (GAPKI) and the Indonesian Trade Union Network for Palm Oil (JAPBUSI) sign a Joint Declaration to address decent work deficits in the sector, promote labour compliance and enhance the image of Indonesia’s palm oil industry for sustainability.

  4. A new private sector working group to promote decent work and sustainable growth in Indonesia’s fishing industry

    14 February 2023

    Supported by the ILO’s 8.7 Accelerator Lab Multi Partner Fund, employers’ organisations and their members’ fishing companies, form a working group to address existing labour challenges and promote decent work.