We are the global business network
building a future without forced labour.
The ILO is uniquely placed, through its tripartite structure, global network, and leading expertise on the subject matter, to bring a coalition of actors together under one umbrella.
ILO GBNFL members are businesses of all sizes and sectors, employer and business membership organisations, industry trade groups and sectoral associations. All business-led initiatives with complementary mandates and expertise are encouraged to join as partners.
With more, faster & better action we can end forced labour.
We are an umbrella network that brings together businesses and their representative organizations of all sizes and sectors in 187 ILO member States.
Global facts and figures
Some 28 million people
are in forced labour globally.
Of them, 17.3 million
are working in the private economy, excluding commercial sexual exploitation.
Some 3.3 million
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Annual report for 2022
Take a look at what we acheived in 2022 and what we are aiming to do in 2023.
How to fight forced labour: The third episode of our training podcast for SMEs is out!
Calling all SMEs: Listen to our short podcast and learn how you can help end forced labour.
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Are you a small- or medium-sized enterprise owner or employee? Then this podcast series is for you.
In three short episodes we introduce you to forced labour, share the latest figures, show you how to spot the signs, and point you in the direction of useful free tools and resources. Even better, we introduce you to three SME owners/directors who are taking on forced labour and child labour and making a difference.
The ILO Forced Labour Observatory
This ILO platform provides comprehensive global and country information on forced labour, including information on international and national legal and institutional frameworks, enforcement, prevention (including fair recruitment and due diligence), protection, access to justice, remedies, and more.
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