1. Enterprises in Lebanon 2006-2007: A Post-Conflict Impact Assessment One Year On

    17 October 2007

    This is a comprehensive report on the impact of the 2006 conflict on the small and micro enterprise sector in Lebanon. The purpose of this research work was to understand how the small enterprise sector – an already neglected, disadvantaged and less privileged part of the private sector – was affected by the recent conflict. The scope of research work was the entire population of small enterprises over the length and breadth of the country.

  2. Local Economic Recovery in Iraq: Learning Material for Practitioners

    01 October 2007

  3. A manual for gender audit facilitators. The ILO participatory gender audit methodology

    13 July 2007

    This manual provides gender audit facilitators with guidelines and practical instructions on how to plan and implement participatory gender audits in an organizational context. Structured chronologically, the manual is a step-by-step guide that provides the facilitators with a set of tools that help examine the extent to which equality is being institutionalized; identify good practices in technical work and point to effective and efficient ways of moving forward in mainstreaming gender in all work activities, thereby supporting an organization's commitment to gender equality.

  4. The right to decent work of persons with disabilities

    01 January 2007

    It traces the growth of attention to disability issues in international and national standards since the early twentieth century, and it reviews the types of policy measures in place in countries around the world. It also shows clearly that progress has been made, but underscores the need to step up international and national efforts to break down the economic and social exclusion of disabled persons.

  5. Jobs for Iraq: An employment and decent work strategy

    01 January 2007

    This book focuses on the critical role of employment and creation of decent work in facilitating peace in Iraq.


  1. ILO Multilateral Framework on Labour Migration: Non-binding principles and guidelines for a rights-based approach to labour migration

    01 January 2006

    The Multilateral Framework on Labour Migration represents a considered response to widespread demands for practical guidance and action with a view to maximizing the benefits of labour migration for all parties.


  1. The Effective Employers' Organization: A series of "hand-on" guides to building and managing effective employers' organization

    31 March 2005

    The Effective Employers' Organization training package is targeted to employers' organizations to improve their organizational structures, governance, management, communications and advocacy to help them better respond to the needs of their members. The package is a set of four different guides on Governance, Strategy, Advocacy and Revenue Building.

  2. Using the ILO Code of Practice on HIV/AIDS and the world of work - Guidelines for the transport sector

    01 January 2005

    These guidelines use the code of practice on HIV/AIDS, and its accompanying training manual. The present guidelines for the transport sector look first (in Section I) at some of the specific problems facing transport – the emphasis is on road transport but consideration is also given to other transport industries. They then present an overview of initiatives that have been taken, first at the legal and policy level then at the workplace, to address the occupational and behavioural risks associated with transport. Section II incorporates examples of action and guidance based on lessons learnt. The final section takes the reader through the code of practice and training manual, and shows where transport sector operators and authorities can find relevant provisions, explanations and advice to help them develop and implement HIV/AIDS programmes.

  3. Human trafficking and forced labour exploitation - guidance for legislation and law enforcement

    01 January 2005

    This guide has been designed to provide lawmakers and law enforcement authorities with practical aid to understand and implement international standards on human trafficking and to take action accordingly.

  4. Joint ILO/WHO guidelines on health services and HIV/AIDS

    01 January 2005

    The purpose of these guidelines is to promote the sound management of HIV/AIDS in health services, including the prevention of occupational exposure. Furthermore, the purpose is to ensure that health-care workers have decent, safe and healthy working conditions, while ensuring effective care that respects the needs and rights of patients, especially those living with HIV/AIDS. These guidelines rest on the basic principle that the process of policy development and implementation should be the result of consultation and collaboration between all concerned parties, based on social dialogue and including, to the extent possible, persons and workers living with HIV/AIDS. They take a rights-based approach to HIV/AIDS, as promoted by the Declaration of Commitment and the international community at large, expanding on ILO and WHO HIV/AIDS and occupational safety and health instruments.