ILO supports Indonesia’s joint labour inspection in the fishing sector to prevent forced labour at sea
05 July 2023
The ILO through its 8.7 Accelerator Lab programme has supported Indonesia to improve working conditions of fishers and prevent forced labour through the establishment of joint labour inspection system and strengthened coordination between labour and fisheries inspectors.
05 July 2023
Ivorian football star, Didier Drogba, has warned young, aspiring African footballers about the dangers of exploitation and human trafficking – part of a campaign run by the ILO, the International Federation of Professional Footballers’ Associations (FIFPRO) and the Didier Drogba Foundation. The campaign aims to raise awareness of the risks facing young footballers hoping to realize their dreams of playing in the big leagues abroad.
28 June 2023
The communications trainings of the ILO’s 8.7 Accelerator Lab programme have inspired a 20-year-old communications student to campaign about labour rights of fishers in her fishing community to break the longstanding myth about working at sea.
27 June 2023
The ACCEL Africa project recently concluded its capitalization workshop, marking an important milestone in its goal to accelerate action or elimination of child labour in the cocoa and artisanal gold mining value chains in Côte d'Ivoire.
14 June 2023
Brunei Darussalam becomes the 181st country in the world to ratify the Forced Labour Convention, 1930 (No. 29)
13 June 2023
With the ratification of the Protocol of 2014 to the Forced Labour Convention, Mexico becomes the 60th country in the world to ratify this important instrument.
12 June 2023
On World Day Against Child Labour, 12 June 2023, the ILO Director-General, Gilbert F. Houngbo calls on the international community to support greater social justice and step up the fight against child labour.
Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant workers subjected to forced labour by Russian forces, say trade unions
01 June 2023
The ILO expresses grave concerns about civilian casualties and the severe impact of the Russian Federation aggression on workers and employers who risk their lives to continue working and operating.
31 May 2023
From the start of the aggression of the Russian Federation against Ukraine, the ILO, thanks to the flexibility of its donors, repurposed its ongoing programmes to respond to the challenges posed by the war.
29 May 2023
The Joint Inspection Team will enhance the fishing industry and provide the better protection for workers in the fishing sector, particularly those who work on board fishing vessels.