News on forced labour

June 2021

  1. Digital Information Systems for collaborative work to end child labour, forced labour and human trafficking

    16 June 2021

    The ILO is launching a competition calling for innovative solutions with social impact to accelerate action towards SDG Target 8.7.

  2. African musicians win Music Against Child Labour Competition

    12 June 2021

    The winning songs, from Burkina Faso and Zimbabwe, raise awareness of child labour and were chosen by a celebrity jury who reviewed more than 200 entries from 50 countries.

  3. Journalists have a key role to play in the collective effort to eliminate child labour

    04 June 2021

    Through the Accel Africa Reporting on child labour in Africa course, learners are introduced to a number of different issues, including international labour standards, ethical reporting of child-related information, or collecting testimonies from vulnerable sources of information. They also learn about the relevant context of child labour in agricultural supply chains, such as in the tobacco, cotton or cocoa industries.

  4. Teamwork begins by building trust

    02 June 2021

    This impact story captures ILO's efforts towards creating a multi-stakeholder platform for achieving SDG Target 8.7

May 2021

  1. Saudi Arabia reinforces its commitment to eradicate forced labour in all its forms

    27 May 2021

    Saudi Arabia ratifies the Protocol of 2014 to the Forced Labour Convention

April 2021

  1. Korea recognizing respect for fundamental labour standards as the foundation for tackling the challenges of the future of work

    29 April 2021

    The Republic of Korea’s ratification of 3 fundamental ILO Conventions was marked in a virtual ceremony with the ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder.

  2. The Global Forum for Responsible Recruitment

    22 April 2021

    In partnership with the IOM and IHRB, ILO convened a global forum to discuss key fair recruitment issues, attracting 1,600 attendees.

  3. Brazilian slave labour victims learn new careers during Covid-19

    19 April 2021

    Top Brazilian designers led a workshop earlier this year to teach victims of slave labor a new and more dignified career in fashion. The workshop is part of the "Slave Labour Never Again" project: a collaboration among the Public Ministry for Employment, the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the University of Campinas (Unicamp).

  4. The ILO launches the second phase of the Fair Recruitment Initiative

    08 April 2021

    The ILO launches the 2021-25 Fair Recruitment Initiative, which aims to ensure that recruitment practices nationally and across borders are grounded in labour standards, are developed through social dialogue, and ensure gender equality.

  5. Switzerland and the ILO sign a new framework agreement

    01 April 2021

    The ILO also welcomes the announcement of Switzerland’s membership in Alliance 8.7