Events on forced labour

November 2012

  1. Join the ILO campaign:
    End Slavery Now!

    30 November 2012 - 30 November 2014

July 2012

  1. Launch of new forced labour estimate for the EU-27

    10 July 2012

    The ILO launches on 10 July 2012 its new estimate of forced labour in the EU-27. The ILO estimate covers thousands of cases of forced labour and human trafficking reported over the period 2002-2011.

April 2012

  1. Training "Identifying and investigating cases of forced labour and trafficking"

    16 - 20 April 2012

    This course will train participants to better identify and investigate cases of forced labour and trafficking in persons for labour exploitation. It will address different stages of the investigative process, including detecting signs, inspecting workplaces, interviewing victims, and gathering other evidence. The course will focus on forced labour occurring in the private sector (including of textile, agriculture, and domestic workers), but will not specifically address sexual exploitation.

March 2012

  1. Migrant workers: responsible recruitment & fair hiring to combat human trafficking in South Asia

    13 March 2012

    The Institute for Human Rights and Business and Verité organize a multi-stakeholder roundtable to explore the challenges, risks and human rights responsibilities around recruiting Indian, Bangladeshi and Nepali migrant workers for overseas employment, and ensuring responsible practice to combat human trafficking.

  2. Human trafficking for labour exploitation in Germany

    5 March 2012

    Workshop organised by the Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs (BMAS)which will discuss the development of sustainable support structures for victims of human trafficking for labour exploitation

October 2011

  1. Webinar on Eradicating Forced Labour from Global Supply Chains

    26 October 2011

    Wednesday 26 October 2011 - Webinar convened by the ILO and the UN Global Compact Office

  2. Severe labour exploitation of migrant workers - latest developments in politics and practice

    7 October 2011

    At the occasion of the World Day of Decent Work on October 7 the DGB Berlin-Brandenburg and the Berlin Alliance to Combat Trafficking for Labour Exploitation (BBGM) are organizing a public event to discuss the latest development in politics and practice with regard to severe labour exploitation of migrant workers in Berlin. BBGM is an initiative involving the International Organization for Migration (IOM) Berlin, the International Labour Organization (ILO), the German Association of Trade Unions, and the Berlin State Department for Labor and Social Affairs.

September 2011

  1. Residential Programme on the Prevention of Trafficking in Persons in Sri Lanka for State Counsel

    16 - 18 September 2011

    The application of international conventions including human rights instruments and ILO conventions are important tools in the development of national legislation criminal legislation on the prevention of human trafficking. Cognizant of the importance of applying such standards in the prosecution of such cases, the International Labour Organization (ILO) together with the International Organization for Migration (IOM) organized a Residential Training Programme for the State Prosecutors of the Attorney General’s Department in Sri Lanka.

August 2011

  1. Judicial Colloquium on Human Trafficking and Forced Labour for Magistrates

    7 - 9 August 2011

    The programme will include sessions on international labour standards and conventions relating to human trafficking and forced labour, domestic law and amendments on the subject, prosecutions, victims and psychological impact etc. This programme is being developed in consultation with the Ministry of Justice and the Judges Training Institute.

July 2011

  1. Europe Aid: Preventing and prosecuting trafficking for labour exploitation

    7 July 2011

    Presentation at the EC Info point on anti-trafficking initiatives led by the ILO with EC support