Publication Date

March 2001


This is the second Global Report issued under the International Labour Organization’s (ILO) followup to the 1998 ILO Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work. The Report traces the history of forced labor starting in the 1920s. It surveys the many forms of forced labor found in the world and the various responses to them, with the aim of mobilizing greater support for their eradication. It analyses the efforts of the ILO and of other international agencies in preventing or eliminating these forms of forced labor and in rehabilitating its victims. It closes by proposing a specific program of action for discussion and approval by ILO constituents, that strives for a holistic approach to eliminating forced labor.


International Labour Conference 89th Session 2001 Report I (B)