Publications on forced labour


  1. 8.7 Accelerator Lab: Theory of change for the mining sector

    28 March 2024

  2. 8.7 Accelerator Lab: Theory of change for the agriculture sector

    28 March 2024

  3. 8.7 Accelerator Lab: Theory of change for the fishing sector

    28 March 2024

  4. Profits and poverty: The economics of forced labour

    19 March 2024

    This report provides new estimates of the profits generated from forced labour and assesses how profits have changed since the last ILO estimates were published in 2014.

  5. Hard to see, harder to count: Handbook of forced labour surveys

    27 February 2024

    This revised version of the "Hard to see, harder to count" handbook provides an updated set of tools for the design, implementation and analysis of quantitative surveys on the forced labour of adults.

  6. IPEC+ Global Flagship Programme Implementation

    16 February 2024

  7. Ethical guidelines for research on forced labour

    26 January 2024

    The aim of this document is to provide guidelines on the safe and ethical conduct of research on forced labour and human trafficking for forced labour.

  8. Eradicating Forced Labour: Partnering strategically with ILO

    24 January 2024

    This note provides an overview of the ILO’s work to eradicate forced labour around the world. It highlights challenges at stake, key policy responses needed, as well as the ILO’s tools and ongoing initiatives in this area.

  9. Reporting on forced labour and fair recruitment: An ILO toolkit for Mongolian journalists

    15 January 2024

    This toolkit was developed to help journalists report on fair recruitment and forced labour.


  1. Towards freedom at sea: Handbook for the detection of forced labour in commercial fishing

    20 December 2023

    This Handbook responds to the need for consolidated guidance on the detection of forced labour among fishers.