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2019

ILO GBNFL 2019 Annual Meeting: Network coordination and reaching SMEs.

The ILO Global Business Network on Forced Labour’s first Annual Meeting took place on the 21st October 2019 and brought together 35 participants among members and interested stakeholders to discuss the network’s achievements and next steps. Two key focus areas of the meeting were: 1. coordination and collaboration, and 2. reaching smaller enterprises. Summary only.

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2019

General principles and operational guidelines for fair recruitment and definition of recruitment fees and related costs

The ILO's general principles and operational guidelines for fair recruitment are principally derived from international labour standards and related ILO instruments. They cover the recruitment of all workers, including migrant workers, whether directly by employers or through intermediaries. They apply to recruitment within or across national borders, as well as to recruitment through temporary work agencies, and cover all sectors of the economy.

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2019

Guidance tool for construction companies in the Middle East

The construction sector in the Middle East continues to bring in large numbers of lower-skilled migrant workers, as many jobs in the sector cannot be mechanized, nor are attractive to nationals. Employing a significant proportion of migrant workers brings several challenges for companies seeking to comply with labour standards and responsible business practices. This Guidance Tool aims to support companies in this regard.

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2019

Business responsibility on preventing and addressing forced labour in Malaysia: A must-read guide for Malaysian employers

This guide provides practical guidance to employers on how to identify risks of forced labour in company recruitment, employment and sourcing practices, and how to effectively prevent and eliminate these risks. It is intended for company managers and staff responsible for human resources management, social and legal compliance issues at the enterprise level.

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2018

Using blockchain to combat modern slavery

A blockchain is a digitally distributed, decentralized, public ledger that exists across a network. It facilitates the process of recording transactions and tracking assets and is used, for example, in cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin. This short guide introduces blockchain technology, and the various ways in which it is being applied in the fight against modern slavery.

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Digital Conference: SME Action on Forced Labour

SMEs are often overlooked by initiatives aiming to eradicate forced labour and drive responsible business conduct.  This is at odds with the fact that SMEs make up 90 per cent of the private sector globally. Given their reach and overall influence, SMEs could be catalysts in the fight against forced labour. Join us to hear from SMEs that are leading the way.

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