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International Labor Organisation

Under Secretary General: Elif Naz Alptekin | Academic Assistant: Merve Karakulak
Chairboard: Yasin Yıldırım :  yasnyldrm1@gmail.com

Topic 1: Prevention And Elimination of Bonded Labor,

Topic 2: The Future of Work in the Arts and Entertainment Sector,


Established in 1919, the International Labor Organization (ILO) is a specialized organization under the United Nations, whose mandate is to promote decent working conditions and advance social justice. ILO conventions and regulations create labor standards that are binding on all nations that ratify them. In order to support the implementation of these standards, the organization also offers technical assistance to governments, employers’ associations, and workers’ organizations. The ILO also conducts research, gathers statistics on labor issues, and acts as a platform for discussion and mediation among its member states, representatives of workers, and employers.

Bonded labor, also known as debt bondage or debt slavery, is a form of modern slavery where an individual is forced to work in order to pay off a debt or other obligation. This practice is illegal in many countries, even in the ones where it is most prevalent. The International Labour Organization estimates that around 21 million people are currently in debt bondage globally. The ILO plays a key role in tackling bonded labor through its international conventions, technical help, and awareness-raising efforts. It is of critical importance to continue the efforts to combat this form of modern slavery. Hence, in BESTMUN23, the delegates of ILO will discuss how to prevent and eliminate bonded labor through a variety of means.

Creativity, innovation, and cultural expression flourish in the arts and entertainment industry, making a substantial contribution to societal enrichment and intercultural understanding. However, this industry also presents particular difficulties, such as problems with job security, just compensation, working conditions, and intellectual property rights. The ILO provides a forum for member states to engage in fruitful discussion and enact laws that address these issues through its conventions and recommendations. The ILO works to make sure that policies and regulations are well-balanced and responsive to the changing demands of the industry by encouraging social discussion and cooperation among stakeholders.