News on forced labour

April 2022

  1. Inspiring farmers to eliminate child labour from lower tiers of the cotton supply chain in Pakistan

    27 April 2022

    A cotton grower in Bahawalpur District of Pakistan promises that from now on, no child will work in his fields again. The ILO developed this testimonial under its project “Promoting Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work in the Cotton Supply Chain”, funded by INDITEX.

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    ILO welcomes China’s move towards the ratification of two forced labour Conventions

    20 April 2022

    Once these ratifications take place, the total number of ILO Conventions ratified by China will rise to 28, including six of the eight Fundamental Conventions.

  3. ‘Out of sight, out of mind’ attitude hampering COVID recovery for fishers and seafood processors in South-East Asia

    19 April 2022

    New ILO-Cornell brief finds that exclusion from pandemic relief measures and social protection schemes hits migrant fisheries workers hard.

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    Prevention through information: ILO campaign on Ukrainian railways to prevent labour exploitation among refugees

    12 April 2022

    The ILO and the State Labour Inspectorate of Ukraine came through with an information campaign on Ukrainian railways that warns people on the move about situations that may lead to labour exploitation.

  5. ILO Skills Challenge Innovation Call: winning proposals from Ecuador and Comoros start their innovation journey

    05 April 2022

    Winning entries of the 2nd and 3rd Skills Challenge Innovation Calls were successfully launched in Ecuador and Comoros, with winning teams, partners and their networks expressing their commitment to support e-formality through skills development in Latin America and the Caribbean and around the prevention of forced labour through skills and lifelong learning in Africa.

March 2022

  1. Australia ratifies the Protocol to the Forced Labour Convention

    31 March 2022

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    Highlights of the 344th session of the ILO Governing Body

    30 March 2022

    The Governing Body of the International Labour Organization concluded on 25 March. ILO News discussed the key elements with Dimitrina Dimitrova, Deputy Director of the ILO’s Official Meetings, Documentation and Relations Department.

  3. The ILO focuses on coordinated efforts in realizing decent work in Indonesia’s fishing industry

    30 March 2022

    The ILO initiates a coordinated consultation meeting for its fishery sector to strengthen its supports to realize decent working conditions for Indonesian fishers within the country and abroad.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.