The EU has taken a further step towards better preventing forced labour to happen and protecting its victims.
The EU's Council of Employment and Social Policy Ministers will meet on 16 October in Luxembourg.
The European Commission proposed to the EU's Council of Ministers EU Member States should be authorised to ratify the International Labour Organisation (ILO) new Protocol to the Forced Labour Convention.
The EU's Council of Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs Ministers will meet on 19 and 20 June in Luxembourg.
László Andor, European Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion has welcomed the adoption by the International Labour Organization (ILO) of two new international instruments to combat forced labour, and the approval of important amendments to the ILO's Maritime Labour Convention.
The European Commission welcomes today's adoption by the Council of the European Union of a decision that supports amendments to the International Labour Organisation's Maritime Labour Convention to further protect seafarers from abandonment and ensure quick compensation in case of death or disability.
European Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion, László Andor, and ILO Director General, Guy Ryder, have agreed to step up cooperation in the area of health and safety at work as a means to enhance synergy and promote consistency in the way occupational safety and health challenges are addressed at global level, and so better address this key challenge across the world.
The United Nations Commission for Social Development (CSocD) recently adopted a resolution promoting the empowerment of people in achieving poverty eradication, social integration, full employment and decent work for all in the so-called "post 2015 development agenda", as advocated by the European Union.
The European Commission welcomes the adoption by the EU's Council of Ministers of a Decision authorising Member States to ratify the International Labour Organisation (ILO) Convention concerning fair and decent work for domestic workers (Convention No. 189).
The EU and its Member states actively contributed to the Governing Body of the International Labour Organization (ILO), which met in Geneva from 16 to 31 October.