Publications

  1. Declaration Overview

    An overview of the ILO declarationo on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work

  1. Brick by Brick: Unveiling the full picture of South Asia’s brick kiln industry and building the blocks for change

    30 January 2017

  2. ILO Data Initiative on child labour and forced labour - Standardising the measurement of forced labour

    08 November 2016

  3. Fishers first: Good practices to end labour exploitation at sea

    26 August 2016

    This report is to present, analyse and share good practices and innovative interventions from around the world aimed at eradicating forced labour and other forms of labour exploitation in the fishing industry.

  4. GAPfish - A Global action programme against forced labour and trafficking of fishers at sea

    24 November 2015

    The recommendations of the Oslo Conference will, among other things, help to consolidate an ILO project proposal – The Global Action Programme against against forced labour and trafficking of fishers at sea (GAPfish) – which aims to tackle forced labour and human trafficking in the fisheries sector.

  5. International expert meeting on labour exploitation in the fishing sector in the Atlantic region - Background document

    23 November 2015

  6. No easy exit – Migration bans affecting women from Nepal

    20 November 2015

  7. Country baselines under the ILO Declaration Annual Review (2000-2015)

    04 November 2015

  8. Insights into working conditions in India’s garment industry

    03 July 2015

    This report presents selected findings of research into the garment industry in India. The primary purpose of the study was to investigate the factors leading to labour shortage and labour turnover in the industry. Then some additional questions were included in the survey instruments covering a number of indicators of forced labour, in order to investigate whether any such practices were prevalent in the workplaces surveyed.

  9. Indispensable yet unprotected: Working conditions of Indian Domestic Workers at Home and Abroad

    25 June 2015

    This study aims to provide policy-makers and service providers with deeper insight into the nature of forced labour and trafficking in this region. Armed with this knowledge, action to combat trafficking in the region will become more effective, finally bringing an end to this unacceptable form of human exploitation.

  10. ILO Data Initiative on Modern Slavery

    27 April 2015

    Multi-stakeholders process initiated by the ILO to harmonize data collection worldwide and generate better prevalence data.

  11. ILO Special Action Programme to combat Forced labour Highlights - February 2015 Issue

    09 February 2015

  12. Promoting Equity - Ethnic diversity in the workplace: A step-by-step guide

    27 January 2015

    Discrimination based on race affects millions of workers worldwide. Ethnic minorities, indigenous peoples, people of African descent, Roma, nationals of foreign origin and migrant workers are among the most affected. It is not only these ethnic and racial minorities who suffer when racial discrimination is tolerated at the workplace. According to the United Nations Declaration on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination: “Racial discrimination harms not only those who are its objects but also those who practice it.” The workplace is a key strategic entry point for addressing racial discrimination. Through awareness-raising and training, social dialogue, and observing diversity, employers and workers are better able to understand the concepts, identify cases and develop the necessary skills and tools to address racial discrimination. It is important that effective workplace strategies and policies be designed, implemented and monitored, in order not only to eliminate racial discrimination but also to support more diverse workforces. Employing a diverse workforce – and managing it effectively – not only satisfies legal and ethical obligations, but is also good for business. Research shows that non-discrimination efforts can cut costs and increase revenue. Having a policy in place to accommodate workers from diverse backgrounds not only minimizes the negative potential legal and financial consequences, but is also key to the enterprise’s adaptability, growth, sustainability and competitive edge.

  13. Freedom of Association and Collective Bargaining Diagnostic Process

    03 December 2014

    The ILO, with generous funding from the Government of Sweden, has developed a diagnostic process to support the tripartite constituents in the promotion of freedom of association and collective bargaining rights. This process was designed to be adapted to different national contexts and can be used in three sectors: the rural, export processing and domestic work sectors. The full involvement of the tripartite partners is integral to the process, and allows for the comprehensive development of a forward-looking understanding of the practices, perceptions and awareness of freedom of association and collective bargaining in national contexts. On this rigorous basis, the constituents are supported in identifying, and implementing, their own priorities to realize full freedom of association and collective bargaining rights in their country. The ILO has already successfully applied the diagnostic process in Bangladesh, Brazil, Indonesia, Jordan, Kenya, Malawi, the Philippines and South Africa. More detailed information on the process can be obtained from the attached documents or FPRW@ilo.org

  14. ILO Special Action Programme to combat Forced labour Newsletter - May 2014

    28 May 2014

  15. Country baselines under the ILO Declaration Annual Review (2000-2014)

    07 March 2014

  16. A study on the gender pay gap in the private education sector in Jordan

    29 January 2014

  17. Equal Pay - An introductory guide

    10 October 2013

    Ensuring that the work done by women and men is valued fairly and ending pay discrimination is essential to achieving gender equality. However, pay inequality continues to persist and gender pay gaps in some instances have stagnated or even increased.

  18. SAPFL Newsletter - September 2013

    10 September 2013

  19. The Role of Collective Bargaining in the Global Economy: Negotiating for Social Justice

    14 March 2013

    This book looks at the role that collective bargaining plays in ensuring that workers are able to obtain a fair share of the benefits arising from participation in the global economy and in providing a measure of security against the risk to employment and wages.

  20. Freedom of Association and Development

    14 March 2013

    ILO’s guide on “Freedom of Association and Development” (2012) aims to highlight the pivotal role of freedom of association in fostering and maintaining sustainable development. As such, it seeks to provide ideas for governments, trade unions and employers’ organisations on how to work together to achieve real and tangible results for development. Specifically, this publication outlines how respect for freedom of association can contribute to development outcomes by looking at the benefits it provides in four key areas: • Inclusive economic growth and poverty reduction; • A positive business environment; • Crisis response; and • Democracy and governance.