Forced labour does not occur in isolation. It often takes place alongside other abuses and crimes. To mark the 2021 International Year for the Elimination of Child Labour, our second podcast series looks at how forced labour is linked to child labour, environmental degradation and illicit trade, and how these issues can be tackled successfully together.
Episode 4: Climate change, migration and child and forced labour.
Available 12th of August 2021.
This episode features an interview with Rainforest Alliance expert, Rachel Rigby, on how climate change increases vulnerability to child and forced labour and what we can do about it.
To read more about this topic and the work of Rainforest Alliance, explore these articles:
- Protecting Against Forced Labor and Other Forms of Modern Slavery in Agricultural Supply Chains Through Rainforest Alliance Certification
- What’s in our 2020 Certification Program? Assess-and-Address
Episode 5: Child and forced labour and environmental degradation in the fishing sector.
Available 26th of August 2021.
World Wildlife Fund expert Corey Norton sets out how environmental degradation, child and forced labour are linked, and what some of the solutions are. This short podcast looks in particular at fisheries crimes.
Useful resources Corey mentions include:
- Kevin Bales, 2016. Blood and Earth: Modern Slavery, Ecocide, and the Secret to Saving the World
- UNU Centre for Policy Research, 2021. Developing Freedom: The Sustainable Development Case for Ending Modern Slavery, Forced Labour and Human Trafficking
Episode 6: Child and forced labour, human trafficking and illicit trade.
Available 28th of September 2021.
Ulrika Bonnier from the TRACIT – The Transnational Alliance to Combat Illicit Trade, an ILO GBNFL member, tells us how child and forced labour are linked to crimes and criminal networks and proposes actions.
Learn more about TRACIT’s work through these channels:
Épisode 7: Une conversation sur le travail forcé et des enfants en Côte d’Ivoire (en français)
Disponible le 14 octobre 2021.
Ce podcast plus long et plus approfondi examine les causes profondes communes du travail des enfants et du travail forcé en Côte d’Ivoire. Le podcast explore les actions des organisations d’employeurs et du gouvernement qui ont particulièrement bien réussi à s’attaquer à ces deux fléaux et esquisse les prochaines étapes. Le podcast présente des interviews avec :
Mr Edouard Ladouyou, Chef de Département Capital Humain et Relations Sociales, Confédération Générale des Entreprises de Côte d’Ivoire (CGECI) – Membre estimé de l’OIT GBNFL
Mme Françoise Mariame Koné Bédié, Présidente du Groupement Professionnel des Exportateurs de Café et de Cacao (GEPEX)
Mr Koffi Ndri, Secrétaire Exécutif de l’Union Nationale des Entreprises Agricoles et Forestières (UNEMAF)
Available 14th of October 2021. This longer, more in-depth podcast (in French) looks at the shared root causes of child and forced labour in Côte d’Ivoire. The podcast explores the actions by employers’ organizations and the government that have been particularly successful at tackling both and sketches out next steps. The podcast features interviews with Edouard Ladouyou from ILO GBNFL member CGECI (the Confederation of Businesses of the Côte d’Ivoire), Mariame Bédié from the Cocoa and Coffee Professional Exporters’ Group of Côte d’Ivoire, and Ndri Koffi from the National Union of Agricultural and Forestry Enterprises.