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. Practical guide

    How to choose my future profession ? A step-by-step guide for job seekers

    10 June 2021

    This guide presents in a simple and practical way, the stages of the reflection to be carried out to make a choice of profession. It can be used as a workbook to be completed directly. Intended for autonomous job seekers, it can also be used as a support tool by counselors at employment agencies around the world.

  2. Publication

    Employment Policy Department Newsletter, May/June 2021

    27 May 2021

  3. Publication

    Skilling, upskilling and reskilling of employees, apprentices & interns during the COVID-19 pandemic: Findings from a global survey of enterprises

    25 May 2021

    This survey report is the accomplishment of the collaborative efforts of 10 international and regional development organizations.

  4. Publication

    International Labor Standards and Tripartism

    24 May 2021

    Chapter 49 in The Routledge Handbook of Feminist Economics

  5. Social Protection Spotlight

    Extending social protection to the cultural and creative sector

    13 May 2021

    Workers in the cultural and creative sector often lack effective access to social protection.

  6. Publication

    Youth employment in conflict and fragile settings (Elisa Selva and Federico Negro)

    07 May 2021

    Is the future ready for youth? Youth employment policies for evolving labour markets

  7. Publication

    Ghana, Nigeria and Togo: Towards mutual recognition of skills in the agriculture and construction sectors

    07 May 2021

    In West Africa, the lack of pathways between skills systems, the weakness of recognition of prior learning systems, and the lack of relevant upskilling opportunities remains a major barrier to social inclusion and access to decent work for migrant workers. This is particularly the case for low- and medium-skilled workers, who constitute the majority of labour migrants in the sub-region

  8. Publication

    Human Rights to Safe Drinking Water and Sanitation: Who's Who in WASH?

    06 May 2021