Work situations that deny fundamental principles and rights at work or that put at risk the lives, health, freedom, human dignity or security of workers or subject households to conditions of poverty are unacceptable.
They have high economic, social and political costs for society in any country. Across all regions, some categories of workers are more vulnerable to being trapped into taking on unacceptable forms of work than others. The training activities of the Centre seek to better equip ILO constituents and other ILO stakeholders to protect both women and men workers from unacceptable forms of work, with an emphasis on categories of workers for whom protection needs are acute, in particular women in global supply chains, and migrant, construction, agricultural and domestic workers. Special attention is paid to the fight against child labour, forced labour and trafficking.
In 2014, the ILO launched the "Fair Recruitment Initiative" to help prevent human trafficking, protect the rights of workers (including migrant workers) from abusive and fraudulent practices during the recruitment and placement process, reduce the cost of labour migration and enhance development gains. Read More
Child labour as a barrier to the achievement of an inclusive, equitable quality education and lifelong learning opportunities for all. Read More
The Centre celebrates World Day Against Child Labour
This year, the events organized to celebrate World Day Against Child Labour (WDACL) and World Day for Safety and Health at Work (SafeDay) shine a spotlight on the global need to improve the safety and health of young workers and end child labour. Read More
Uzbekistan has stopped the systematic use of child labour and has taken measures to end forced labour
Uzbekistan has stopped the systematic use of child labour and has taken comprehensive measures to end the use of forced labour in the cotton harvest. Read More
NEW! Global Estimates on Modern Slavery (Forced Labour and Forced Marriage) and on Child Labour
On any given day in 2016 an estimated 40.3 million people were victims of modern slavery. Of this number, 24.9 million were in forced labour and 15.4 million in forced marriage, along with 151.6 million children aged 5-17 in child labour. Read More