Webinar on an inclusive approach to eradicating forced labour in the better normal

The ILO estimates that there are 25 million people in forced labour globally. Early indications show that the social and economic consequences of the COVID-19 crisis will further exacerbate the root causes of forced labour. As we continue to work towards SDG 8.7, a concerted, collective effort on the part of business and governments is more necessary than ever. Read …

Social and economic effects of COVID-19 crisis risk worsening forced labour

The International Labour Organization’s (ILO) Global Business Network on Forced Labour is building a future without forced labour. As the effects of COVID-19 exacerbate root causes, action from the public and private sectors is necessary to prevent an increase in forced labour. We recommend that: all governments address the root causes of forced labour, and business increases its focus on …

Webinar: ILO’s 11 operational indicators of forced labour

On the 12th of March 2020, ILO GBNFL Members and Partners joined a network webinar on the ILO’s 11 operational indicators of forced labour. Luiz Machado, the ILO’s Technical Specialist on Forced Labour, presented the indicators and gave practical examples of how they can be applied. The 11 operational indicators are intended to help with the identification of forced labour, …

Forced labour: Global facts and figures

The ILO estimates that there are almost 25 million people in forced labour globally. Data and information are important to informing the fight against forced labour. The ILO Global Business Network on Forced Labour has put together information from various sources to provide an overview on the most recent facts and figures. Download the PDF for the full infographic.