Chile reaffirms its commitment to eradicate forced labour
Chile ratified the ILO Forced Labour Protocol, becoming the third country in South America to pledge to eradicate forced labour.
Portugal reiterates its commitment to combat forced labour
Portugal ratified the ILO Protocol on forced labour, hence joining the 47 other countries that already committed to combat forced labour in all its forms.
Costa Rica reaffirms its commitment to eradicating forced labour
On 16 November 2020, Costa Rica became the 47th country worldwide to ratify the Forced Labour Protocol and the fifth to do so in Latin America and the Caribbean. Costa Rica reinforces its firm commitment to combat all forms of forced labour by this ratification and joins the global movement to fight this scourge.
Lithuania renews commitment to combat forced labour
Lithuania has ratified the ILO Protocol on Forced Labour, becoming the 45th country worldwide and the 18th from the European Union, hence making a strong commitment to eradicate forced labour.
Modern slavery goes against what New Zealand stands for
New Zealand made a strong commitment against modern slavery, by ratifying the ILO Protocol on Forced Labour. It became the forty-third country worldwide to ratify the Protocol, and the third one from the Asia and Pacific region.
“Forced labour and human trafficking cannot be tolerated” says Germany
On 19 June 2019, Germany confirmed its determination to combat modern slavery by ratifying the ILO Protocol on Forced Labour.
Canada determined to fight modern slavery
Suriname commits to ending modern slavery
On 3 June 2019, the Government of Suriname ratified ILO Protocol on Forced Labour, thereby becoming 4th country in Latin America to ratify the Protocol, and the 33rd worldwide.
Zimbabwe reaffirms its commitment to eradicate modern slavery
Zimbabwe gave a clear sign of its determination by becoming the 32nd country to ratify the ILO Protocol on Forced Labour.
Sri Lanka renewed commitment to combat forced labour
Sri Lanka ratified the ILO Protocol on Forced Labour, becoming the 31st country doing so and marking the ILO Centenary.
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Malta steps up the fight against forced labour
Malta has become the 30th country worldwide to ratify the ILO Protocol on Forced labour
Ireland ratifies ILO protocol to combat forced labour, slavery and trafficking
Ireland becomes the 29th country to ratify the ILO Forced Labour Protocol
Russian Federation’s Renewed Commitment to combat forced labour
The Russian Federation becomes the 28th country to ratify the ILO Forced Labour Protocol
Bosnia and Herzegovina renews its commitment to eradicate modern slavery
Latvia brings us closer to the 50forFreedom goal
It becomes the 22nd country to ratify the Forced Labour Protocol.
Namibia continues ‘fight against the evil’ of forced labour
In ratifying the Forced Labour Protocol, Namibia continues to shed the yoke of its oppressive past, says its Minister of Labour.
Switzerland reaffirms its commitment to combating all forms of forced labour
Switzerland became the 20th country to ratify the ILO Forced Labour Protocol, following the publication of the ILO’s new estimates, according to which there are 24.9 million victims of forced labour throughout the world, including 4.8 million victims of sexual exploitation.
Spain joins the global movement to combat forced labour
Spain has become the 19th country worldwide and the 13th in Europe to ratify the ILO Forced Labour Convention Protocol, demonstrating its firm commitment to taking action and giving a new impetus to combating forced labour in all its forms.
The Netherlands gives impetus to the global effort to eradicate all forms of forced labour
Strengthening their efforts in fighting human trafficking, the Netherlands ratifies the ILO Forced Labour Protocol.
Denmark takes action on forced labour
Denmark becomes the eleventh European country to ratify the Forced Labour Protocol, reinforcing its commitment to combat modern slavery in all its forms.
Sweden joins the global movement against forced labour
The momentum is building among countries to put an end to modern slavery
Iceland gives impetus to the global effort against forced labour
It becomes the latest European country to ratify the Forced Labour Protocol, bringing the total in the region to nine.
Jamaica takes the lead in the Caribbean in the fight against modern slavery
Jamaica ratifies the Forced Labour Protocol, during the International Labour Conference in Geneva, becoming the 14th country to do so worldwide.
Poland renews its commitment to combat all forms of forced labour
Poland is the thirteenth country to ratify the Forced Labour Protocol, and the eighth European Union member state to do so.
Cyprus bolsters action against modern slavery
It becomes the twelfth country to ratify the Forced Labour Protocol, strengthening existing anti-slavery national legislation.
Finland pledges to combat forced labour
Finland has given a clear sign of its commitment to combat forced labour by becoming the eleventh country to ratify the 2014 Forced Labour Protocol.
Estonia commits to combat forced labour
Estonia has become the tenth country to ratify the Forced Labour Protocol
Argentina steps up fight against forced labour
Argentina has ratified the Forced Labour Protocol in the lead-up to hosting the Global Conference on Child Labour and Forced Labour in 2017.
Panama takes the lead in the Americas in the fight against forced labour
The Protocol will require the government to take new measures to tackle modern slavery in all its forms.
The Czech Republic – determined to fight against forced labour
With a strong track record of passing legislation to combat modern slavery, the Czech Republic ratifies the Forced Labour Protocol.
Anti-slavery fight is bolstered by French ratification
Along with France, three European countries have now ratified the Forced Labour Protocol.
Mali becomes the third African country to ratify the Protocol
Mali has ratified the Protocol of 2014 to the Forced Labour Convention
Mauritania commits to ending modern slavery
Mauritania has ratified the 2014 Protocol to the Forced Labour Convention
United Kingdom joins renewed fight to end forced labour
The campaign for the ratification of the Forced Labour Protocol gains momentum with the ratification of the United Kingdom.
Norway has signed up to end modern slavery
Norway is the second country to ratify the ILO Forced Labour Protocol, strengthening the global effort to eradicate modern slavery.
Niger makes history as first country to ratify the Protocol on Forced Labour
The West African nation of Niger made history this year by becoming the first country to ratify ILO’s Forced Labour Protocol.
Belgium joins the global movement to combat forced labour
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