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External researchers wishing to conduct research are invited to make an appointment by contacting our virtual information service at at least 48 hours before your visit. 

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Finding Aids

Finding aids are tools that help researchers locate detailed information on a specific ILO topic or special collection.

They offer guidance on the evolution of certain documents or ideas, setting documents in context.

New Finding Aid on General Surveys

Ever wondered how maternity leave was managed back in the sixties? Have you considered the provisions on working time during the eighties? To help you save time finding this information, the ILO Library created a Finding Aid on General Surveys.

This simple-to-use tool allows you to easily access the ILO General Surveys by theme, by year, or by ILO Instrument, according to your research and information needs.

It also presents you with the background and history of these surveys, their evolution over time, and changes to the content, format and parties involved, all with user-friendly timelines and links to primary sources.

The Finding Aid on General Surveys, (in English), is a practical and useful research ally to ILO constituents, academic researchers, labour law practitioners and historians.