Events on forced labour
Tripartite Meeting of Experts on Defining Recruitment Fees and Related Costs
14 - 16 November 2018
The ILO Governing Body at its 331st Session agreed to convene in November 2018 a three-day “Tripartite Meeting of Experts on Defining Recruitment Fees and Related Costs”, with the objective to review, amend and adopt draft definitions on recruitment fees and related costs developed by the Office based on a global comparative study and thorough analysis by the Office of definitions of recruitment fees and costs; and recommend ways to disseminate and use the adopted definition at the international and national levels by constituents.
Please note that this Meeting is by invitation only and not open to the public.
Businesses and Fair Recruitment: promoting responsible business conduct via the joint ILO-EU REFRAME project
19 - 20 September 2018
The Regional Multi-stakeholder Forum: Responsible Business Conduct for Safe Labour Migration in ASEAN, supported by the joint ILO-EU REFRAME project, brought together over 90 participants ASEAN ministries in charge of migration and people trafficking, ASEAN Inter-Governmental Commission on Human Rights, migrant workers’ organisations, employers’ associations, recruitment agencies, trade unions, women’s groups, civil society organisations, and think-tanks. The forum highlighted good practices and policies at government and company levels to ensure that unfair, exploitative or abusive labour practices of private companies’ partners, suppliers or sub-contractors are addressed, including unethical recruitment.
Media and the Fair Recruitment Initiative: ILO and IFJ engage journalists on ethical reporting
3 - 5 September 2018
The ILO held a workshop in collaboration with IFJ on media reporting on forced labour and fair recruitment. The workshop gathered professional journalists and media trainers from fifteen different countries. During the workshop, the Toolkit on Media reporting on Forced Labour and Fair Recruitment was reviewed by the participating journalists and its practical dissemination and utilization by the media in both departure and destination countries involved in international recruitment processes was discussed. It was the opportunity for fruitful exchanges of experience that will enrich the Toolkit and build its momentum on the way to its release.
Media Reporting on Forced Labour and Fair Recruitment
3 - 5 September 2018
The media has a key role to play in supporting public awareness against all kinds of forced labour and promotion of fair recruitment. Media can be key influencers, affecting public perceptions about forced labour and labour migration. News coverage may help bring a cause into the mainstream by engaging people, creating the public mobilization and support to drive policy changes.
Generation Safe and Healthy Children’s Summit
29 - 30 May 2018
The ILO Caring Gold Project, funded by the United States Department of Labor, will bring the World Day against Child Labour in Camarines Norte to address child labour and to promote decent work, including occupational safety and health in small-scale gold mines. Over 250 children, parents and partners will join the campaign and children’s summit.
Philippine Fashion Week: Compassionate Gold Brand Launch
26 May 2018
Innovative solutions are crucial to address child labour and to promote decent work in small-scale gold mines. The ILO Caring Gold Project, funded by the United States Department of Labor, and implemented with BAN Toxics, will launch the Compassionate Gold brand in partnership with the Philippine Fashion Week. Compassionate Gold ensures responsible mining practices.
Consultation on Responsible Business Conduct and Competition in Supply Chains
26 March 2018
The International Labour Organization (ILO), in collaboration with the Federation of Nepalese Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FNCCI), invites Employer Organizations and Sectoral Associations to join with Small and Medium Enterprises for a consultation on Responsible Business Conduct and Competition in Supply Chains.
European Consultation on the ILO Global Business Network on Forced Labour and Human Trafficking
23 March 2018
The International Labour Organization (ILO), in collaboration with the International Employers Organization (IOE), the Swiss Employers’ Confederation, and the Government of Switzerland, invites companies and employers based in Europe to join a consultation on the ILO Global Business Network on Forced Labour and Human Trafficking.
Building Capacity for Migrant Workers’ Access to Just Compensation, Post-Return
28 February - 2 March 2018
The Integrated Programe on Fair Recruitment (FAIR project) will conduct a training workshop “Building Capacity for Migrant Workers’ Access to Just Compensation, Post-Return” to help develop the capacities of the caseworkers of Sentro ng mga Nagkakaisa at Progresibong Manggagawa (SENTRO) to identify, develop and, with the help of partners abroad, seek damages on behalf of migrant workers who have been exploited, trafficked or injured in Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (Hong Kong SAR).
Launch of the Anthology of Stories - FAIR Perspective: Stories of Filipino migrant workers in the media
8 - 9 February 2018
The Integrated Programe on Fair Recruitment (FAIR project) will conduct the following activities with the implementing partner, the National Union of Journalists of the Philippines (NUJP): Lecture series on media glossary on labour migration; Breakfast with editors; Launch of Anthology of stories on labour migration.