Library / documentation center

The Employment Sector Information and Documentation centre offers ILO Officials both at Headquarters and the field, ILO constituents, journalists, students and others a range of services to meet your information needs.

This includes access to the Sector's free publications, research assistance, loans from the Employment Sector's or the ILO Library's collection, guidance on how to use information resources and on-line research tools effectively. The Centre also organises displays of its own as well as other ILO publications during special events.

Recent publications

  1. Publication

    Brief: The ILO Response to the Syrian Refugee Crisis

    03 April 2017

    As part of the wider UN response to the Syrian refugee crisis, the ILO has adopted a development-focused and employment-driven strategy to support host communities and refugees so as to maintain and reinforce the social and economic stability of the affected neighbouring countries (Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey and Egypt). This addresses in particular the key strategic direction of the 3RP of investing in livelihoods and employment opportunities to better equip refugees and host community members to provide for themselves and their families.

  2. Publication

    Armenia 2012: SWTS data and questionnaire

    31 March 2017

  3. Agenda

    Agenda: Promoting decent work for youth through knowledge and action: Work4Youth project results 2011-2016

    24 March 2017

  4. Publication

    Launch of the R4D Programme Phase II: Rural road development for better rural employment and economy

    24 March 2017

    Capturing the benefits of the rural roads and the commitments shown by the local government and donor.

  5. Publication

    ILO Jakarta special edition on ILO‘s Mt. Sinabung Recovery Support Programme

    21 March 2017

    Supported by NZAID, ILO, UNDP and FAO has formulated a joint programme named “The Mt. Sinabung Recovery Support Programme” (SIRESUP) to restore livelihoods and rebuild economic opportunities in Karo District.

  6. Publication

    After the volcano: turning disaster into opportunity

    21 March 2017

    A series of impact stories and best practices on livelihoods recovery and entrepreneurship of the ILO’s Mt. Sinabung Recovery Support Programme.

  7. Publication

    Developing and running an establishment skills survey - Guide to anticipating and matching skills and jobs Vol. 5

    21 March 2017

    Part of the compendium of methodological guides on anticipation and matching of skills supply and demand developed by the European Training Foundation (ETF), the International Labour Office and the European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training (Cedefop).

  8. Publication

    Tripartite declaration of principles concerning multinational enterprises and social policy (MNE Declaration) - 5th Edition (March 2017)

    17 March 2017

    The MNE Declaration is the only ILO instrument that provides direct guidance to enterprises on social policy and inclusive, responsible and sustainable workplace practices. It is the only global instrument in this area that was elaborated and adopted by governments, employers and workers from around the world. It was adopted close to 40 years ago (amended in 2000 and 2006) and revised in 2017. Its principles are addressed to MNEs, governments, and employers’ and workers’ organizations and cover areas such as employment, training, conditions of work and life, and industrial relations as well as general policies. All principles build on international labour standards (ILO conventions and recommendations). The MNE Declaration facilitates outreach and understanding of the Decent Work Agenda in the private sector.