Books and reports

June 1998

  1. Publication

    Social Security Manual Vol. I- Social security principles

    15 June 1998

    Serves as a manual for use in countries where social security systems are not yet operational, are undergoing change or need to be improved. Focuses on the needs of developing countries, countries in transition and countries undergoing structural change as they begin the process of setting up new systems of social protection or improving existing systems.

  2. Publication

    The future of urban employment

    15 June 1998

    Considers the consequences of global urbanization for urban employment and poverty. Examines determinants of urban employment, noting the paradox between cities as centres of growth and centres of unemployment. Discusses key areas for policy intervention, and provides ideas on the design of policies and action programmes.

May 1998

  1. Publication

    Maritime labour conventions and recommendations. (4th revised edition)

    05 May 1998

April 1998

  1. Publication

    Export processing zones in Bangladesh: Economic impact and social issues (MULTI 80)

    22 April 1998

    Multinational Enterprises Programme, Working Paper No. 81 . Examines the structural features and operational characteristics of the two EPZs, as well as their socio-economic consequences for the host country. The data analysed in this respect relate to the period covering the inception of the two EPZs, up to 1996 - Chittagong EPZ (1983 to 1996) and Dhaka EPZ (1993 to 1996).

  2. Publication

    Successes in anti-poverty

    06 April 1998

    Explores features of successful policies and projects to reduce poverty.

  3. Publication

    Work organization and ergonomics

    06 April 1998

    Discusses how to design work to fit business. Pays attention where carry out the production, and how the premises and facilities should be arranged to make the production effective and efficient.

March 1998

  1. Publication

    Safety in the use of radiofrequency dielectric heaters and sealers. A practical guide (OSH 71)

    23 March 1998

    Covers the following topics: radiofrequency (RF) and electromagnetic radiation, sources, exposure and energy absorption, RF biological effects, occupational RF exposure standards and guidelines, exposure assessment, control technology, work practices and administrative controls, design and installation considerations, and medical surveillance.

  2. Occupational Safety and Health Series, No. 71

    Safety in the use of radiofrequency dielectric heaters and sealers: A practical guide

    23 March 1998

    This book provides basic guidance on working conditions and procedures that will lead to higher standards of safety for all personnel engaged in the operation and use of radio frequency heaters and sealers. It is intended in particular for the use of competent authorities, employers and workers and in general all persons in charge of occupational safety and health.

  3. Publication

    Vocational rehabilitation and employment of disabled persons. Report 86 III (1B)

    09 March 1998

    Presents a general survey on the Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (Disabled Persons) Convention, 1983 (No. 159) and Recommendation No. 168. Defines key terms and expressions of the instruments, and describes the provisions within the standards and the relevant national legislation in the countries that have ratified this Convention. Considers vocational rehabilitation from the stand point of social security schemes. Discusses member States' obligations to implement national policy on vocational rehabilitation, the means by which national policy can be developed and difficulties encountered by member States in the application of the instruments.

January 1998

  1. Publication

    Management Development: A guide for the profession

    01 January 1998

    Provides practical information relating to the need to update management training and development approaches, methods and techniques in the light of global economic trends and new management practices. The principal aim of this book is to function as an international state-of-the-art guide for managers, management consultants and management development professionals based on a solid theoretical approach and reflecting the best practices of business firms, public organizations, training and development institutions, business and management schools and management consultants in various countries.