Events on forced labour

Events on forced labour

June 2020

  1. COVID-19: Protect children from child labour, now more than ever! 25 June 2020This online event will highlight the key impacts of COVID-19 to child labour globally and in Malaysia and provide the Malaysian government with recommendations to address the child labour issues.

November 2019

  1. Asia Regional Conference on reaching SDG Target 8.7: Eradicating forced labour, human trafficking and child labour  20 – 22 November 2019

October 2019

  1. ILO Global Business Network on Forced Labour: First Annual Meeting 21 October 2019

May 2019

  1. Workshop on Strengthening Capacity and Coordination on Prevention and Investigation of Trafficking in Persons for Forced Labour 27 – 28 May 2019This workshop is held to improve mutual understanding and facilitate effective cooperation and referrals between labour inspectors and criminal law enforcers in investigating labour rights abuses including trafficking in persons.

December 2018

  1. International Migrants Day 2018: Street Theatre to Raise Awareness on Human Trafficking 18 December 2018The ILO in Sri Lanka, in collaboration with Sri Lanka Bureau of Foreign Employment (SLBFE), organised a pop-up street theatre performance in honour of International Migrants day on 18 December 2018.

November 2018

  1. Eliminating child and forced labour in the cotton, textile and garment value chains 20 November 2018On 20 November, a workshop will bring together key stakeholders to discuss possible approaches to eliminate child and forced labour in the cotton industry.
  2. Tripartite Meeting of Experts on Defining Recruitment Fees and Related Costs 14 – 16 November 2018The 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.

September 2018

  1. Businesses and Fair Recruitment: promoting responsible business conduct via the joint ILO-EU REFRAME project 19 – 20 September 2018The 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.
  2. Media and the Fair Recruitment Initiative: ILO and IFJ engage journalists on ethical reporting 3 – 5 September 2018The 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.
  3. Media Reporting on Forced Labour and Fair Recruitment 3 – 5 September 2018The 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.

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