News on forced labour

September 2022

  1. From child labour and forced labour to dreams of a better future

    28 September 2022

    Today, more than 160 million children are in child labour and 28 million people are in forced labour. What do they need? How do they feel? And who is helping them?

  2. Using technology to eliminate forced labour on the ocean

    26 September 2022

    An ILO roundtable discussion raises important questions on the use of digital innovation to fight forced labour in fishing

  3. © M. Crozet / ILO 2022

    Modern slavery is unseen because its convenient

    20 September 2022

    Sophie Otiende, Chief Executive Officer of the Global Fund to End Modern Slavery, and Grace Forrest, Founding Director of Walk Free, join the ILO's Future of Work podcast to explore the many reasons for the continued existence of modern slavery and the role we can all play in finally putting an end to it.

  4. ILO launches the 2022 Global Media Competition on Labour Migration

    20 September 2022

    Journalists are invited to submit articles showing exemplary media coverage on labour migration and fair recruitment.

  5. © ILO 2022

    How to fight the rise of modern slavery

    This episode of the ILO's monthly live show discusses latest estimates on modern slavery, the Global Accelerator on Jobs and Social Protection for Just Transitions, to be presented at the UN General Assembly and the implications of the climate emergency for the world of work.

  6. © Trafficking in Persons Office 2022

    50 million people worldwide in modern slavery

    12 September 2022

    Latest estimates show that forced labour and forced marriage have increased significantly in the last five years, according to the International Labour Organization, Walk Free and the International Organization for Migration.

  7. One in every 150 people are trapped in modern slavery

    12 September 2022

    Almost 50 million people were living in modern slavery in 2021, either forced to work against their will or in a marriage that they were forced into, according to Global Estimates of Modern Slavery, a new report from the International Labour Organization (ILO), Walk Free and the International Organization for Migration (IOM).

  8. ILO, Walk Free and IOM to release latest Global Estimates of Modern Slavery

    06 September 2022

  9. © Mathias Eick / EU/ECHO 2022

    Commission of Inquiry for Myanmar holds its first session

    02 September 2022

    The high-level investigation will address the matters raised by the ILO Governing Body regarding the situation of freedom of association and forced labour in the country.

August 2022

  1. © Bob Wolfenson 2022

    Wagner Moura: How to advocate for social change and end slavery

    23 August 2022

    Social injustice is at the heart of Wagner Moura’s commitment and activism to put an end to forced labour and child labour. Listen to the award-winning actor and ILO Goodwill Ambassador in the ILO’s latest Future of Work podcast.