News on forced labour
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Due Diligence training to eliminate child labour in Uganda
27 January 2023
Through the training, participants were able to reflect on the specific challenges that they face and learned how to use different practical tools to implement in practice the different steps in a child labour due diligence process by which companies identify, prevent, manage and account for the negative impact occurring in their operations or value chains.
From child labour and forced labour to dreams of a better future
18 January 2023
Today, more than 160 million children are in child labour and 28 million people are in forced labour. What do they need? How do they feel? And who is helping them?
Protection of Indonesian migrant workers should be included in the upcoming national development plan
27 December 2022
The ILO’s Ship to Shore Rights South-East Asia Programme supports the two-day public dialogues to improve services and protection of Indonesian migrant workers. including Indonesian migrant fishers.
Why is it key for students to learn about business and human rights?
13 December 2022
Deans, professors, students, social partners, private sector actors and ILO management explain why it's so important to embed human rights in business education ahead of the Memorandum of Understanding between the ILO, the Global Business School Network and the University of Geneva.
ILO launches forced labour observatory
02 December 2022
Global data store on forced labour and trafficking provides comprehensive global and country information, including on international and national legal and institutional frameworks; enforcement, prevention and protection measures, as well as information related to access to justice; remedies, and cooperation.