ILO, 2008, 37 pages
This paper gives an overview of ILO action and work against trafficking in human beings. Many ILO advocacy activities to counter trafficking are addressed from a labour market perspective. The responses involve labour market institutions, such as public employment services, labour inspectors and labour ministries. The report shows that ILO actions seek to eliminate the root causes of human trafficking, such as poverty, lack of employment and inefficient labour migration systems. Moreover, as a tripartite organisation, the ILO consults and involves workers’ and employers’ organisations in its work.
The paper concludes with lessons learned and gives further references.
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