News on forced labour

December 2022

  1. 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.

  2. Understanding modern slavery statistics

    02 December 2022

    Did you know that, today, 50 million people are in situations of modern slavery? That’s nearly 1 out of every 150 people in the world.

November 2022

  1. Unchartered waters: ILO signs MoU with the Fisheries Committee for the West Central Gulf of Guinea

    15 November 2022

    The ILO joins forces with the Fisheries Committee for the West Central Gulf of Guinea (FCWC) through a Memorandum of Understanding focused on the need to promote decent work and the elimination of forced labour in the fishing industry.

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    World Cup 2022: What has changed for migrant workers in Qatar?

    15 November 2022

    Recent labour reforms in Qatar have already improved conditions for hundreds of thousands of workers, but urgent additional efforts are needed to ensure all workers can benefit.

  3. Launch of the new ILO Forced Labour Observatory

    The ILO will launch a new database on forced labour on the occasion of the International Day for the Abolition of Slavery on Friday 2 December

October 2022

  1. Provincial Fisheries and Manpower Offices of West Java Province join forces to secure decent work at fishing sector

    24 October 2022

    The ILO’s Ship to Shore Rights South-East Asia Programme supports the effort taken by the Provincial Manpower Office and the Provincial Marine Affairs and Fisheries Office of West Java to create a synergy in joint inspection onboard fishing vessels.

  2. Didier Drogba, ILO and FIFPRO raise awareness among young football players of the risks of emigration

    24 October 2022

    A look back at the launch of the campaign to raise awareness among young Ivorian football players of the risks of ill-prepared emigration. The campaign is being run jointly by the International Labour Organisation (ILO), Didier Drogba and his Foundation, the International Federation of Professional Footballers' Associations (FIFPRO), and former Ivorian international footballers.

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    Hoping for improvements after 27 years working at sea

    18 October 2022

    After 27 years working at sea, Sukarno’s working life remains the same— constant, hard work with few, short breaks. His hope is to work on land, close to his family.

  4. Preventing forced labour at sea in Indonesia through labour inspections at Indonesian fishing ports

    17 October 2022

    The ILO’s 8.7 Accelerator Lab Multi Partner Fund supports the efforts taken by relevant ministries in Indonesia to improve protection for Indonesian local and migrant fishers with an updated field guide for labour inspection, training and pilot joint-inspections in Benoa and Jakarta ports.

  5. Detention of foreign fishing vessel in South Africa follows ILO training on forced labour

    10 October 2022