12 January 2015
This report brings together available data and ILO statistics to provide a comprehensive, up to-date and global picture of women in the business world and in management positions.
Social Protection Policy Paper. Paper 13
08 December 2014
This policy paper (i) examines the dimensions of the global health crisis based on severe deficits in health protection and limited access to needed health care; (ii) presents the extent of the health crisis at global, regional and national level as well as rural/urban divergences within countries and their root causes; (iii) suggests policy options to address the health protection crisis using the framework of national social protection floors by focusing on inclusive legislation and adequate financing as well as making quality services available and providing financial protection; (iv) concludes that progressing towards universal health protection is possible by developing a three step approach that yields highest rates of returns in terms of sustainability, economic growth and equity. The Annexes present global data on total health expenditure, health coverage and skilled health workers for 171 countries.
The Governance of Policy Reforms in Southern Europe and Ireland: Social dialogue actors and institutions in times of crisis
01 December 2014
This edited volume provides an overview of the changes that have occurred in industrial relations systems in southern Europe and Ireland as a result of the debt crisis and subsequent fiscal consolidation policies. The authors take stock of developments and consider policy implications. They identify the new challenges in today's crisis context and rapidly changing economic environment, offering a range of strategies and actions aimed at reinforcing social dialogue and industrial relations institutions in ways compatible with international labour standards and the ILO Decent Work Agenda.
06 November 2014
Aimed at a non-specialist audience, this revised publication provides an introduction to international labour standards and discusses their importance in today’s global economy, the subjects they cover, how they are applied and supervised, and where further information can be sought.
Handbook: Guidance on implementing the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 - Model National Provisions [2nd impression (with modifications), 2014]
03 November 2014
This handbook contains a model for legal provisions that implement the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 (MLC, 2006). This model closely follows the provisions of the Convention. It is not a proposal for a national law (although with some adjustments it could be used as such), but, rather, it is intended as an aid, in whole or in part, for national legislators and legislative counsel in drafting the necessary legal texts to implement the MLC, 2006.
Joint WHO/ILO briefing note for workers and employers
05 September 2014
This briefing note is based on the existing WHO and ILO guides and recommendations for Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) at the time of the publication. It will be updated as new information and recommendations become available.
10 June 2014
Provides summaries of the contents of ILO Conventions and Recommendations by subject matter.
World Social Protection Report 2014-15: Building economic recovery, inclusive development and social justice
03 June 2014
This report presents the latest social security trends and provides information on social protection systems, coverage, benefits and expenditures in more than 190 countries.
Enterprise Formalization: Fact or Fiction? – New ILO/GIZ Study on what works to formalize enterprises
02 June 2014
Informality of enterprises seems to be a rational behaviour that can best be overcome by reducing the cost of formalization and by offering clear benefits like an extended coverage of social protection. This is one of the key findings of a new joint study of the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ) trying to summarize what works and what doesn’t work in formalizing the large informal enterprise sector in developing and emerging countries.
Ergonomic checkpoints in agriculture: Practical and easy-to-implement solutions for improving safety, health and working conditions
21 March 2014
This manual presents practical solutions for improvements in agricultural work and rural life from an ergonomics point of view. The checkpoints it lists are intended to be used as a means to improve existing working and living conditions, for better safety, health and efficiency in agricultural and rural settings.