Library / documentation center

The Employment Sector Information and Documentation centre offers ILO Officials both at Headquarters and the field, ILO constituents, journalists, students and others a range of services to meet your information needs.

This includes access to the Sector's free publications, research assistance, loans from the Employment Sector's or the ILO Library's collection, guidance on how to use information resources and on-line research tools effectively. The Centre also organises displays of its own as well as other ILO publications during special events.

Recent publications

  1. Policy brief

    COVID-19: Impact on trade and employment in developing countries

    12 August 2020

    This policy brief addresses the impact of COVID-19 on global trade and the subsequent impact on employment, with an emphasis on implications for developing countries.

  2. Publication

    Robotics and reshoring - Employment implications for developing countries

    12 August 2020

    This volume addresses the impact of automation on employment in global supply chains.

  3. Executive Summary

    Youth & COVID-19: Impacts on jobs, education, rights and mental well-being

    11 August 2020

    Executive Summary of the survey report

  4. Technical annex

    Youth and COVID-19: Impacts on jobs, education, rights and mental well-being

    11 August 2020

  5. Global report

    Youth & COVID-19: Impacts on jobs, education, rights and mental well-being

    11 August 2020

    The report captures the immediate effects of the pandemic on the lives of young people (aged 18–29) with regards to employment, education, mental well-being, rights and social activism. Over 12,000 responses were received from young people in 112 countries.

  6. Publication

    Guidelines on Rapid Assessment of reskilling and upskilling needs in response to the COVID-19 crisis

    07 August 2020

  7. Publication

    A review of Entitlement Systems for Lifelong Learning

    31 July 2020

  8. Publication

    The Digitization of TVET and Skills Systems

    31 July 2020