Events on forced labour

September 2010

  1. Partnerships among international organisations active in the field of trafficking in human beings

    13 September 2010

    4th meeting of the Committee of the Parties of the Council of Europe Convention on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings. The aim of the debate is to determine the actions to be taken to strengthen partnerships and improve co-ordination between the different international organisations active in the field of preventing and combating trafficking in human beings and protecting its victims.

  2. Brazil: III Seminar of the National Pact to Eradicate Slave labour

    1 September 2010

    Launched in 2005, the National Pact for the Eradication of Slave labour is celebrating its 5 years of existence. The international seminar will gather the signatories of the Pact to assess the enforcement of the Pact, present the results of the monitoring process, and discuss the situation of supply chains facing the issue, and will also present good practices of employers against contemporary slavery.

July 2010

  1. Action to combat trafficking in human beings for the purpose of labour exploitation: Identification and protection of victims

    5 July 2010

    The conference will provide an overview of the results of the “FREED” Project, present the studies on trafficking for labour exploitation and forced labour in Italy and Poland, present the national versions of the handbook for labour inspectors and discuss their application on actual cases, discuss transnational cooperation mechanisms between labour inspectors and law enforcement agencies in source and destination countries, and share ideas about future steps towards an effective response to forced labour and labour exploitation.

June 2010

  1. European Parliament seminar on combating and preventing trafficking in human beings: the way forward

    10 June 2010

    During the seminar, members of European Parliament urged greater emphasis on this issue. As Parliament's rapporteur Anna Hedh said it "is 2010 and women are still sold into slavery - even though slavery was abolished long ago". The Swedish Socialist believes Europe is engaged in an "every day struggle" against it.

April 2010

  1. ESRC seminar series on Unfree Labour

    30 April 2010

    Seminar organized by the University of Manchester, co-sponsored by Anti-Slavery International

  2. "Human Trafficking, a complex reality"

    14 April 2010

    Conference arranged by the Danish Centre against Human Trafficking, organized under the Danish National Board of Social Services

March 2010

  1. Roundtable "Protecting Migrant Workers in the Supply Chain"

    24 March 2010

    The Business and Migration Initiative, a partnership programme of the Institute for Human Rights and Business and the International Business Leaders Forum, is co-hosting a roundtable ‘Protecting Migrant Workers in the Supply Chain’ with the Ethical Trading Initiative.

November 2009

  1. Workshop "Addressing the Demand Side of Chinese Migrant Workers in European Countries”

    11 - 12 November 2009

    Workshop organized by the ILO, in cooperation with the National Council of Small and Medium Sized Private Enterprises in Romania (CNIPMMR), , as a component of the Project on “Capacity Building for Migration Management in China (CBMM)”.

October 2009

  1. Workshop "The employment of Chinese migrant workers in UK: issues and solutions"

    22 - 23 October 2009

    Event organized by the University of Nottingham and the ILO, as part of a European Union-China collaborative project "Capacity Building for Migration Management in China (CBMM)" funded by the EU.

  2. Human trafficking and forced labour - Training of Trainers

    15 - 16 October 2009

    The training is part of a broader ILO initiative to build the capacity of Tajik officials to prevent and prosecute human trafficking in the context of labour migration from Tajikistan. The overall objective of these capacity building measures is to improve investigation and prosecution of alleged trafficking cases as well as to ensure identification, protection and rehabilitation of the victims of trafficking and forced labor, in accordance with internationally accepted principles.