Forced Labour and Trafficking

Forced Labour and Trafficking
  • Last day of End Child Slavery Week. Sign the petition!

    5.5 million children in the world are in slavery. Forced to work for up to 18 hours a day, these children are deprived of their future. Sold to third parties for less than the price of cattle into new and old forms of slavery, they miss out on education and are often convicted to a life of violence and exploitation, affecting the opportunities of their children and generations to come.

    This vicious cycle of poverty and abuse of millions needs to end now.

    To this end, the ITUC supports this year’s End Child Slavery Week, joining other unions and civil society organisations in their call for increased efforts to end child slavery. The alliance includes the Global March against Child Labour led by Kailash Satyarthi, a long term partner of the ITUC in the fight against all forms of child labour. Kailash shares the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize with Malala Yousafzai “for their struggle against the suppression of children and young people and for the right to all children to education”.

    Join the fight and sign the petition!

    Call on UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon for the inclusion of the eradication of child slavery in the Post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals.

    Sign on and urge the international community to: “Take immediate and effective measures to eradicate forced labour, secure the prohibition and elimination of the worst forms of child labour including recruitment and use of child soldiers and child slavery, and, by 2025, end child labour in all its forms”

  • ILO -Follow-up to the ILO Forced Labour Protocol

    On Friday 7th November, the ILO Governing Body discussed the follow-up to the adoption of the Protocol and Recommendation on supplementary measures for the effective suppression of forced labour at the Intenational Labour Conference in June 2014 - and the Action Plan to effectively eliminate abuses in the shortest time possible.

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  • ITUC supports End Child Slavery Week 2014

    In 2014, noting the failure of the international community to noticeably reduce the instances of child slavery in the world since 2005, Anti-Slavery International, Education International (EI), Global March Against Child Labour, International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC), KidsRights Foundation and Thomson Reuters Foundation agreed to work towards establishing an annual week of action against child slavery.

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