News on forced labour

October 2023

  1. Tackling decent work decifits in Indonesia’s palm oil sector with collective bargaining agreements

    30 October 2023

    The ILO supports labour-management cooperation in the palm oil sector in Indonesia with the signing of collective bargaining agreements in 31 companies in Sumatra and Kalimantan.

  2. ILO-IOM join forces to better protect Indonesian migrant workers in the palm oil sector

    24 October 2023

    To better protect the labour rights of potential Indonesian migrant workers, the ILO and IOM jointly develop pre-departure training modules and relevant informational materials for palm oil sector in Indonesia-Malaysia Corridor.

  3. © M. Crozet/ILO 2024

    Facing rapid changes in the world of work, labour statisticians meet to update measurement of key concepts of labour statistics

    11 October 2023

    The International Conference of Labour Statisticians, the global standard-setting body for labour market statistics, is meeting at the ILO to review new trends and requirements in data gathering and usage, and methods for measuring key indicators related to advancing social justice.

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    ILO Myanmar Commission of Inquiry finds far-reaching violations of freedom of association and forced labour Conventions

    04 October 2023

    The Commission of Inquiry urges the Myanmar military authorities to immediately cease all forms of violence, torture and other inhumane treatment against trade unionists, and to end all forms of forced or compulsory labour.

September 2023

  1. © PKPROD MEDIA/ILO 2024

    ILO opens the 2023 Global Media Competition on Labour Migration

    25 September 2023

    Journalists are invited to submit articles showing exemplary media coverage on labour migration and fair recruitment.

  2. ILO teams up with University of Diponegoro in a bid to combat forced labour in the fishing industry

    05 September 2023

    The ILO’s 8.7 Accelerator Lab programme has embarked on a joint venture with the University of Diponegoro to bolster the battle against forced labour in the fishing sector.

August 2023

  1. ILO, EU, Stella Maris partner to protect Filipino migrant fishers

    02 August 2023

    The ILO, with support from the European Union, and Stella Maris join forces to capture experiences of return migrant fishers and develop a comprehensive pre-departure orientation in the Philippines to combat abuses, forced labour and human trafficking.

July 2023

  1. © Ministry of Defense of Spain 2024

    Fighting human trafficking in an era of crisis – how can we do better?

    28 July 2023

    Global crises, conflicts, socio-economic inequalities, migration and the climate emergency are increasing the risk of human trafficking. What can be done, and by whom, to counter this threat?

  2. Joint labour inspection to prevent forced labour in Indonesia’s fishing sector

    28 July 2023

    The video features the importance of joint labour inspection at Indonesian fishing sector to ensure the labour rights of fishers and to prevent forced labour at sea.

  3. © Illustration by Olivia Newsome 2024

    They were taking nearly everything I earned, I lived in fear

    27 July 2023

    Modern slavery affects 28 million people worldwide. Behind these statistics are millions of harrowing human stories. Jonas was deceived, trafficked to the UK and pushed to the brink.