Books and reports
The ILO Global HIV Discrimination in the World of Work survey
01 December 2021
The ILO has joined forces with Gallup to carry out a groundbreaking global survey covering 50 countries that sheds further light on the causes of the persistence of HIV-related stigma and discrimination in the world of work.
The governance of labour administration: Reforms, innovations and challenges
30 November 2021
This timely book provides detailed analyses of labour administration reforms, innovations and challenges in different countries, including detailed case studies from Brazil, Germany, India, Japan, South Africa, Sri Lanka and the US.
Special edition: Labour and Policy Perspectives
Renewable Energy and Jobs – Annual Review 2021
21 October 2021
In 2020, despite the global pandemic, jobs in the renewable energy sector grew to 12 million. This IRENA/ILO co-publication provides the most recent estimates of employment in this sector at the global level and for individual industry segments.
World Social Protection Report 2020-22: Social protection at the crossroads – in pursuit of a better future
01 September 2021
This ILO flagship report provides a global overview of recent developments in social protection systems, including social protection floors, and covers the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
ILO Global Estimates on International Migrant Workers – Results and Methodology
30 June 2021
This report maps the current state of labour migration and the key characteristics of migrant workers in the world today.
Internships, Employability and the Search for Decent Work Experience
17 June 2021
This groundbreaking book examines the growing phenomenon of internships, and the policy issues that they raise, during a time when internships or traineeships have become an important way of transitioning from education into paid work.
Making decent work a reality for domestic workers: Progress and prospects ten years after the adoption of the Domestic Workers Convention, 2011 (No. 189)
15 June 2021
This report assesses the working conditions of domestic workers ten years after the adoption of Domestic Workers Convention in 2011. It highlights the progress made over a decade, as well as the remaining legal and implementation gaps, and provides guidance on policies that can pave the way to make decent work a reality for domestic workers.
Child Labour: Global estimates 2020, trends and the road forward
10 June 2021
Published for the first time jointly by the ILO and UNICEF, as co-custodians of Target 8.7 of the Sustainable Development Goals, the report Child Labour: 2020 global estimates, trends and the road forward takes stock of where we stand in the global effort to end child labour.
World Employment and Social Outlook: Trends 2021
02 June 2021
In 2020, an estimated 8.8 per cent of total working hours were lost – the equivalent of the hours worked in one year by 255 million full-time workers. This report provides a comprehensive assessment of how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected the world of work.
World Employment and Social Outlook 2021
The role of digital labour platforms in transforming the world of work
23 February 2021
This ILO flagship report explores how the contemporary platform economy is transforming the way work is organized, and analyses the impact of digital labour platforms on enterprises, workers and society as a whole.