Resources on future of work

  1. Publication

    Trade and employment: Challenges for policy research

    19 February 2007

    This study provides an impartial view of what can be said, on the relationship between trade and employment, an often contentious issue of public debate. Its focus is on the connections between trade policies, and labour and social policies. It is the outcome of collaborative research between the secretariat of the World Trade Organization (WTO) and the International Labour Office (ILO), addressing such issues tha concern both organizations.

  2. Publication

    Freedom of association - Digest of decisions and principles of the Freedom of Association Committee of the Governing Body of the ILO. Fifth (revised) edition, 2006

    01 November 2006

    Summarizes the decisions and principles of the Committee on Freedom of Association up to its 339th report (November 2005).

  3. Normative instrument

    Safety and health in underground coalmines

    13 May 2006

    This new code, which reflects the many changes in the industry, its workforce, the roles of the competent authorities, employers, workers and their organizations, and on the development of new ILO instruments on occupational safety and health, focuses on the production of coal from underground mines. The original code of practice on safety and health in coalmines was adopted by the Governing Body in 1986. Surface mining is covered by the code of practice, Safety and health in opencast mines (1991). This code of practice is based on principles established in international instruments relevant to the protection of workers' safety and health.

  4. Publication

    Offshoring and the Internationalization of Employment. A Challenge for a Fair Globalization?

    14 March 2006

    The book examines the trends in the internationalisation of employment, looks at losers and winners and proposes new policies of compensation.

  5. Publication

    Know more about HIV/AIDS - A Toolkit for Workers in the Informal Economy

    01 January 2006

    The Toolkit is based on the ILO Code of Practice on HIV/AIDS and the World of Work which sets out fundamental principles for policy development and practical guidelines for action in the following key areas: Prevention of HIV and AIDS; Management and mitigation of the impact of HIV and AIDS on the world of work; Care and support of workers infected and affected by HIV and AIDS; and Elimination of stigma and discrimination on the basis of HIV status.

  6. Instructional material

    Social dialogue in the health services: A tool for practical guidance – The handbook for practitioners

    01 January 2005

  7. Quantitative Methods in Social Protection Series

    Actuarial practice in social security

    01 January 2004

    Presents technical material on valuation covering a wide-range of risks including old age, survivors, disability, sickness, maternity, employment injury, and unemployment. Provides concrete examples of work done by actuaries. It discusses the valuation of pensions, short-term cash benefits like sickness, maternity and unemployment insurance and examines the valuation of employment injury benefits as well. In addition, the book devotes special attention to what should be included in the actuarial report and presents a practical exercise to illustrate the important points discussed in the volume.

  8. Normative instrument

    Guidelines concerning a statistical definition of informal employment

    01 November 2003

  9. Instructional material

    Integrated Rural Accessibility Planning (IRAP) Modular Training Package

    01 January 2003

  10. Publication

    Standards for the XXIst Century: Social Security

    01 January 2002

    Describes the characteristics of the ILO’s social security standards, highlighting their universality and flexibility and their common principles. Examines the protection afforded in each of the nine branches of social security and considers the treatment of migrant workers.