News on forced labour

January 2022

  1. 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.

November 2021

  1. 12th Academy on Social and Solidarity Economy - Elective 1: Promoting fundamental principles and rights at work in the SSE

    29 November 2021

    The electives of the SSE Academy were designed for practitioners from around the world to share and discuss practices, ideas and models for SSE action in specific fields. The first elective 1 took place on 16, 17 and 18 November 2021. It focused on the promotion of fundamental principles and rights at work in the Social and Solidarity Economy. It was available for participants in English, French and Spanish.

  2. Measures discussed to reduce exploitation of Overseas Pakistanis in recruitment process

    23 November 2021

    An awareness raising and policy dialogue on promoting fair recruitment practices to reduce possible exploitation of migrant workers from Pakistan was arranged in Peshawar.

  3. Three Winners of the global category of the SDG 8.7 Innovation Challenge

    15 November 2021

    Three proposals were selected to develop and implement their innovative ideas to develop digital information systems to promote collaborative work among relevant partners in the fight against child labour, forced labour and human trafficking in Pathfinder Countries.