News on forced labour

February 2024

  1. © ILO/Gita Lingga 2024

    Migrant Resource Centre reduces migrant fishers’ vulnerability at sea

    27 February 2024

    Lack of access to information on migration has made migrant fishers vulnerable to exploitation. The ILO’s 8.7 Accelerator Lab programme and the Indonesian Migrant Worker Union (SBMI) have set up a Migrant Worker Resource Centre (MRC) to better protect Indonesian migrant fishers.

  2. © Pemalangkab.go.id 2024

    Local authorities at district and village levels play a key role in protecting migrant fishing boat crews from forced labour at sea

    07 February 2024

    The ILO’s 8.7 Accelerator Lab programme, in collaboration with its trade union partner, builds the capacity of local authorities of Pemalang district, known for its fishing industry, to better protect their migrant fishers through a Migrant Worker Resource Centre.

  3. © Rod Waddington 2024

    Achieving SDG Target 8.7: Research to action on child labour and forced labour

    Save the date to join us in this critical discussion on achieving SDG Target 8.7 through the transformative power of research and informed action.

January 2024

  1. ILO and BRIN kick off a joint survey on decent work in marine fishing in Indonesia

    15 January 2024

    To support more efficient policies and interventions that better protect Indonesian fishers from forced labour, the ILO’s 8.7 Accelerator Lab programme and the National Research and Innovation Agency (BRIN) conducts a joint survey on fishers’ working conditions in Indonesia.

December 2023

  1. Indonesian migrant workers' precariousness in sea-based sectors

    18 December 2023

    An opinion editorial by Mi Zhou, Chief Technical Advisor of the ILO Ship to Shore Rights Southeast Asia programme, published by the Antara News on 18 December.

  2. Winners of 2023 ILO Global Media Competition on Labour Migration announced

    14 December 2023

    The winning entries are examples of balanced and ethical reporting on migrant workers and labour migration that also help to address stereotypes and misconceptions.

  3. ILO publishes handbook to assess the realization of the five fundamental principles and rights at work in the workplace

    04 December 2023

    The ILO developed a research methodology that, for the first time, addresses under a combined framework the five fundamental principles and rights at work

  4. ILO at the 12th United Nations Forum on Business and Human Rights Forum

    04 December 2023

    The ILO participated extensively in the 12th United Nations Forum on Business and Human Rights, held from 27 to 29 November 2023 under the theme 'Looking at the past, anticipating the future'.

November 2023

  1. Indonesia strengthens joint labour inspection system in fishing sector with guidance tool

    09 November 2023

    The ILO’s 8.7 Accelerator Lab programme supports the effort to strengthen joint labour inspection system in fishing sector between the Ministry of Manpower (MoM) and the Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries (MMAF).

October 2023

  1. Prevention is better than cure

    31 October 2023

    The ILO 8.7 Accelerator Lab supports the Ghana Maritime Authority in strategic compliance of fishing vessels with provisions of C188 linked to forced labour