By Beate Andrees, head of the ILO’s Special Action Programme to combat Forced Labour
Definitions are important to develop reliable data and to guide action to end forced and child labour today. They mean we can be held accountable for our efforts to generate change in the name of those who are the most exploited in the world today. Let’s #EndSlaveryNow!
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The ILO works to ensure that the right to freedom of association is respected everywhere and for all women and men at work. It also promotes sound collective bargaining to ensure that good relations at work benefit everyone. What can you do to help promote fair and equal employment?
Some of the world’s leading musicians have partnered with the ILO in an appeal to end child labour. The “Music against Child Labour” Initiative calls on orchestras, choirs and musicians of all genres worldwide to dedicate one concert in their planned repertoire, between October 2013 and December 2014, to the struggle against child labour.
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To mark the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples on August 9, actress Q’Orianka Kilcher has teamed up with the ILO to speak up for the right of indigenous peoples across the world to live and work in dignity.