Publications on Equality and discrimination

April 2019

  1. Publication

    Indigenous Peoples and Climate Change: Emerging Research on Traditional Knowledge and Livelihoods

    16 April 2019

    Traditional knowledge of indigenous communities cuts across numerous aspects of sustainability and resilience. However, the practice of traditional knowledge is yet to be adequately understood, with many research gaps confronting policy-makers. Prominent among these is an understanding of the interplay of traditional knowledge systems, rooted in indigenous ways of life, cultural approaches and traditional occupations, with the transformations being experienced in societies, economies, institutions, technologies and the climate. A collaboration between the ILO and the School of Geography and the Environment, University of Oxford, this publication draws on recent and emerging research conducted directly with communities across Asia and the Pacific, Africa, and the Americas. It aims at sharing experiences gained by researchers and the communities themselves with policy-makers and key stakeholders.

March 2019

  1. Report

    A quantum leap for gender equality: For a better future of work for all

    07 March 2019

    This report is the culmination of the extensive and often ground-breaking work undertaken in the ILO’s Women at Work Centenary Initiative. It is closely aligned with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

  2. Employment Policy Brief

    Building a gender-equitable future through Employment Intensive Investment Programmes

    06 March 2019

    This policy brief explores the gender gaps and potential in infrastructure works, highlights good practices and promising results, and outlines measures to allow women to participate in, benefit from, and contribute to infrastructure works programmes.

  3. Report

    The Social Construction of Migrant Care Work At the intersection of care, migration and gender

    04 March 2019

    This publication examines the implications of migration in the care economy and its effects on women’s economic empowerment and gender equality. It focuses on the working conditions of women and men migrants performing care work in destination countries; how migration in the care economy affects gender equality at work; and areas for policy action. The paper highlights the need for effective and coordinated policies to help improve the governance of labour migration for health-care workers, address decent work deficits of care workers for better recruitment and reten­tion and improve skills recognition and certification.

February 2019

  1. Publication

    Rules of the Game: An introduction to the standards-related work of the International Labour Organization (Centenary edition 2019)

    20 February 2019

    A brief presentation of the ILO’s standards policy with a view to facilitating understanding and ownership by the ILO’s traditional constituents, as well as the United Nations system, non-specialists and the broader public.

  2. Project results (2015-2018)

    ILO-IFAD Taqeem Initiative

    01 February 2019

    Evidence to improve youth and women’s rural employment in the Middle East and North Africa

November 2018

  1. Policy brief

    HIV self-testing at the workplace

    30 November 2018

    Launched ahead of World AIDS Day 2018, the policy brief, developed by ILO and WHO, outlines key planning and implementation considerations for managers and implementers on HIV self-testing at workplaces. Given the gaps in HIV testing, HIV self-testing is one of the options recommended by WHO that can be used to reach undiagnosed populations. HIV self-testing at workplaces gives workers more choices, greater confidentiality and convenience.

  2. Publication

    Consultations with indigenous peoples on constitutional recognition - The Chilean experience (2016–17)

    27 November 2018

    The ILO is seeking to document experiences regarding consultation with and participation of indigenous and tribal peoples for consideration by interested governments, employers’ and workers’ organizations, as well as organizations of indigenous peoples. The present study describes the consultation process concerning constitutional recognition carried out by the Government in Chile between May 2016 and November 2017.

  3. Policy brief

    Skills for Employment Policy brief – Skills for Migration and Employment

    27 November 2018

  4. Flagship report

    Global Wage Report 2018/19: What lies behind gender pay gaps

    26 November 2018

    This report examines the evolution of real wages around the world, giving a unique picture of wage trends globally and by region.