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ILO Global Estimate of Forced Labour 2012: Results and Methodology

Keywords: Forced Labor, Global,

The 2012 results and methodology section of the ILO's annual Global Estimate of Forced Labour applying a revised research method and presenting the latest numbers and analysis (ILO, 2012).

Forced Labour Convention

Keywords: Forced Labour, Global,

One of eight ILO fundamental conventions committing parties to prohibit the use of forced labour, with only five exceptions permitted (ILO, 1930)

Slavery Convention, 1926

Keywords: Global, slavery,

The Slavery Convention or the Convention to Suppress the Slave Trade and Slavery providing an international treaty confirming and advancing the suppression of slavery and the slave trade (League of Nations, 1926)

Supplementary Convention on the Abolition of Slavery, the Slave Trade, and Institutions and Practices Similar to Slavery

Keywords: Global, slavery,

United Nations treaty building upon the 1926 Slavery Convention and broadening its scope to cover 'institutions and practices similar to slavery' (United Nations, 1956)

Profits and Poverty: The Economics of Forced Labour

Keywords: Forced Labor, Global,

Study seeking to estimate the profits generated through forced labour around the world. In doing so, it utilizes the numbers provided by the ILO's 2012 Global Estimate of Forced Labour, and looks at the correlation between forced labour and poverty (ILO, 2014)

Protocol of 2014 to the Forced Labour Convention, 1930

Keywords: Forced Labor, Global,

The 2014 Forced Labour Protocol as adopted by governments, worker and employer delegates at the International Labour Conference with 437 votes for, 27 abstentions and 8 against. It supplements the 1930 Forced Labour Convention (ILO, 2014)

Beneath the surface. Methodological issues in research and data collection with assisted trafficking victims

Keywords: Global,

A research paper by IOM/Nexus Institute discussing, on the basis of IOM's Counter-Trafficking Module (CTM), current trafficking research, lessons learned and suggestions for future research and data collection, including ethical and methodological considerations (IOM/NEXUS Institute, 2010)

Human Rights and Human Trafficking: Fact Sheet No. 36

Keywords: Global, Human Rights,

A publication by OHCHR as part of its Fact Sheet series, exploring the nexus between human rights and human trafficking. It also discusses the obligations of states in this context, and how these can be implemented and monitored (OHCHR, 2014)

Abolition of Forced Labour Convention

Keywords: Forced Labour, Global,

Supplementary treaty to the 1930 Forced Labour Convention, and another of the eight ILO fundamental conventions, cancelling certain forms of forced labour still allowed under the Forced Labour Convention (ILO, 1956)

A Toolkit for Guidance in Designing and Evaluating Counter-Trafficking Programmes

Keywords: evaluation, Global,

Toolkit for practitioners to put sectoral learning to work and improve their counter-TIP programmes. The tools provided are intended to help strengthen programme design, inform planning for evaluation, and engender formative and summative learning (Inter-Agency Coordination Group against Trafficking in Persons (ICAT), 2016)

Working against Trafficking through the Multilateral System - A study Coordination Between UN Agencies at Global, Regional and National Levels

Keywords: Coordination, Global, regional, trafficking, UN,

This is a report commissioned by the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs on working against Trafficking through the Multilateral System (Sweden, 2012).

Unacceptable Forms of Work: A Global and Comparative Study

Keywords: Global, Labour,

Study identifying unacceptable forms of work (UFW) and devising targeted social and economic policies that aim to eliminate or transform such jobs. It aims to construct a robust conception of UFW that can be operationalized for research and policy intervention. The report has a particular focus on renditions of unacceptability in legal and regulatory spheres and therefore regulatory concepts, mechanisms, and outcomes (ILO, 2015)

United Nations Convention Against Transnational Organised Crime (and the Protocols Thereto)

Keywords: Global,

The Convention and its supplementary protocols - on human trafficking (2000); on migrants' smuggling (2000); and on firearms and ammunition (2001), having entered into force in 2003 (UN, 2004)

Ethical Audits and the Supply Chains of Global Corporations

Keywords: Global, supply chain,

Research based on 25 interviews with ethical auditors, business executives, NGOs and supplier firms as well as a number of factory visits, and examining whether audits are effective in identifying non-compliance and driving up standards (University of Sheffield, 2016)

The Global Slavery Index 2016

Keywords: Global,

Research report providing an estimate of the number of people in modern slavery, the factors that make individuals vulnerable to this crime, and an assessment of government action across 167 countries (Walk Free, 2016)

ICT Benchmark Findings Report

Keywords: Global, ICT,

Benchmark report assessing 20 publicly traded ICT companies on the transparency of their efforts to eradicate forced labour from their global supply chains (KnowTheChain, 2016)

Recommended principles to guide actions concerning children on the move and other children affected by migration

Keywords: Children, Global,

9 recommended principles intended to influence policy makers and other stakeholders responsible for implementing measures that affect the rights and needs of children on the move and others affected by migration (Jacqueline Bhabha and Mike Dottridge, 2016)

United Nations Global Plan of Action to Combat Trafficking in Persons

Keywords: Global, Prevention, prosecution, protection,

The UN's Global Plan of Action to Combat Trafficking in Persons as adopted by the General Assembly, with the objective to promote comprehensive, rights-based, coordinated and consistent responses among all relevant actors (UN General Assembly, 2010)

The UN Secretary-General's Message on World Day Against Trafficking in Persons

Keywords: Global, Prevention, prosecution, protection,

All over the world, tens of millions of people are desperately seeking refuge, many of them far from home and even farther from safety. Migrants and refugees face imposing physical obstacles and bureaucratic barriers. Sadly, they are also vulnerable to human rights violations and exploitation by human traffickers. Human traffickers prey on the most desperate and vulnerable. To end this inhumane practice, we must do more to shield migrants and refugees -- and particularly young people, women and children - from those who would exploit their yearnings for a better, safer and more dignified future. We must govern migration in a safe and rights-based way, create sufficient and accessible pathways for the entry of migrants and refugees, and ultimately tackle the root causes of the conflicts - extreme poverty, environmental degradation and other crises which force people across borders, seas and deserts. These issues will be central to the UN Summit for Refugees and Migrants, to be held in New York on 19 September 2016. This meeting aims amongst other goals to win renewed commitment for intensified efforts to combat human trafficking and smuggling of migrants and refugees, ensure protection and assistance for the victims of trafficking and of abusive smuggling, as well as all those who suffer human rights violations and abuse in the course of large movements, and promote respect for international law, standards and frameworks. I call on every nation - whether country of origin, transit or destination - to recognize our shared responsibility. As a first step, we need a strong legal basis for action. I encourage all States to adopt and implement the UN Convention against Transnational Organized Crime and its protocol on human trafficking as well as all core international human rights instruments. On this World Day against Trafficking in Persons, I urge everyone to recommit to protect, respect and fulfill the human rights of all migrants and refugees. Creating and supporting well-governed, safe and human rights-based migration and asylum procedures will be an important step towards ending the abhorrent practice of profiting from human despair and misery.

Corporate Human Rights Benchmark: Pilot Methodology 2016

Keywords: Global, Human Rights,

Report on the first-ever ranking of the world's largest publicly listed companies on their human rights performance through incorporating six measurement themes. Following a pilot benchmark process, the organization will rank the top 100 companies in the agricultural products, apparel, and extractive industries using this published methodology, developed over two years and in consultation with over 400 companies, industry associations, investors, governments, civil society representatives, academics and lawyers (Corporate Human Rights Benchmark, 2016)

Addressing Human Trafficking and Exploitation in Times of Crisis

Keywords: Crisis, Global,

Background document providing evidence-based recommendations to the humanitarian community, particularly professionals interested in and/or already working to counter human trafficking and exploitation, in the various phases of a crisis (before, during and after), with a focus on armed conflicts, natural disasters and protracted crises (IOM, 2015)

Hedging Risk by Combating Human Trafficking: Insights from the Private Sector

Keywords: Global, private sector,

Report outlining how the private sector is interwoven with human trafficking and what it can do to help address the problem, with a special emphasis on certain key industries in this context (World Economic Forum, 2014)

Samsung Migrant Worker Guidelines

Keywords: Global, Labour, Migrant Workers,

These guidelines aim to eradicate any existing or potential of forced or coercive labor, slave labor or human trafficking of migrant workers at Samsung or among any of their suppliers (Samsung, 2016)

New York Declaration for Refugees and Migrants

Keywords: Global, Migrants, Refugees, United Nations Declaration,

The New York Declaration for Refugees and Migrants was adopted at a UN high level meeting in New York on September 19th 2016. It represents a commitment on the part of political leaders to share responsibility and protect the rights of migrants and refugees on a global scale. Migrants and refugees are often vulnerable to trafficking and exploitation this represents a step forward in addressing some of the root causes (UN, 2016)

Rights to Freedom of Peaceful Assembly and of Association

Keywords: Domestic Workers, Global, global supply chains, Labour, Migrant Workers, United Nations,

This report by the UN Special Rapporteur examines the exercise and enjoyment of the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association in the workplace, with a focus on the most marginalized portions of the world’s labour force, including global supply chain workers, informal workers, migrant workers, domestic workers and others (UN, 2016)  

Migrant Worker Management Toolkit: A Global Framework

Keywords: Global, private sector,

Management tool for multinational companies and employers providing guidance on how to better manage migrant worker issues, from managing risks to better protecting migrant workers’ rights (Business for Social Responsibility, 2010)

Sex workers speak. Who listens?

Keywords: Global, sex work,

A volume of various contributions addressing the violence, exploitation, abuse, and trafficking present in the sex industries, from the perspective of sex workers themselves (Beyond Trafficking and Slavery (BTS), 2016)

Bilateral Agreements and Memoranda of Understanding on Migration of Low Skilled Workers: A Review

Keywords: Global, labour migration,

Review analyzing trends in developments of BAs and MOUs with a focus on low-skilled migration; identifying good practices in BAs and MOUs based on specific criteria drawn from international norms; and formulating policy advice and recommendations based on the findings (ILO, 2015)