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Hope all goes well. We are glad to inform you that on 11 June 2014, the International Labour Conference adopted a legally binding Protocol on Forced Labour which aims to advance prevention, protection and compensation measures as well as to intensify efforts to combat contemporary forms of slavery. Please see details below.
Migrant Forum in Asia who has been part of the process welcomes this historical milestone as it signals a strong political commitment to end forced labour. May this commitment be soon put into practice and that governments move quickly to ratify and enforce the Protocol.
Our thanks to our members and partners who have contributed to this success.
Courage, Peace, Power in a life full of meaning,
Migrant Forum in Asia
ILO adopts new Protocol to tackle modern forms of forced labour
On June 11, 2014, the International Labour Conference has adopted a new legally binding ILO Protocol on Forced Labour, aiming to advance prevention, protection and compensation measures, as well as to intensify efforts to eliminate contemporary forms of slavery.
The Protocol, supported by a Recommendation, was adopted by government, employer and worker delegates to the International Labour Conference (ILC) with 437 votes for 27 abstentions and 8 against.
“The Protocol and Recommendation mark a major step forward in the fight against forced labour and represent a firm commitment among governments, employer and worker organizations to eliminate contemporary forms of slavery,” Guy Ryder, ILO Director-General said.
The text of the Protocol and the Recommendation are available in the report of the Committee.
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