Publications

2022

  1. ILO Action Plan for Gender Equality 2022–25

    16 September 2022

    This ILO Action Plan for Gender Equality 2022–25 is one of a number of tools that supports these goals. Its immediate target audience is ILO staff and management, although ILO constituents are the ultimate beneficiaries. The Action Plan 2022–25 also aligns with the UN System-wide Action Plan on Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN-SWAP), which aims to support implementation of the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda.

  2. How to make social protection inclusive of people living with HIV and key populations: a checklist

    27 July 2022

    This joint publication of UNDPO and ILO provides a framework for countries to ensure inclusion of people living with HIV and key populations in social protection policies and programmes. It provides a set of questions to assist in the planning and evaluation of inclusive HIV-sensitive and gender-responsive social protection programmes. The publication is based on an online discussion and a Global Dialogue on Social Protection for People Living with HIV and Key Populations, organized by UNDP and ILO in 2021. The dialogue convened participants from 52 countries to share strategies and good practices and allowed multiple stakeholders to engage in constructive dialogue on how social protection schemes can be more inclusive. The checklist was pilot tested by UNAIDS in Benin, Central African Republic and Cote d'Ivoire. The publication was launched at a pre-conference during the 24th International AIDS Conference 2022.

  3. The gender pay gap in the health and care sector: A global analysis in the time of COVID-19

    13 July 2022

  4. The gender pay gap in the health and care sector: A global analysis in the time of COVID-19

    13 July 2022

  5. Inclusion of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer (LGBTIQ+) persons in the world of work: A learning guide

    25 May 2022

    LGBTIQ+ persons face inequality, discrimination and violence and harassment on the basis of their sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression and sex characteristics, everywhere, including in the world of work. They face discrimination in finding jobs and throughout the employment cycle. To contribute to the inclusion of LGBTIQ+ persons in the world of work the ILO has developed a learning guide aimed at representatives of governments, employers’ and workers’ organizations and other relevant stakeholders. The guide should help in the process of identifying and designing tailor-made local responses to ensure equal opportunities and treatment for LGBTIQ+ persons at work.

  6. Transforming enterprises through diversity and inclusion. Country profiles.

    06 April 2022

    This report presents the findings from one of the most comprehensive studies on equality, diver-sity and inclusion conducted by the ILO during a period of immense disruption as the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic was felt worldwide. It contributes new understanding and insights to better support enterprises in creating powerful and comprehensive change in eliminating all forms of discrimination within the workplace and promoting equality, diversity and inclusion. It builds on the wealth of existing research showing the critical role of D&I in the high performance of the workforce, businesses, economies and societies globally.

  7. Transforming enterprises through diversity and inclusion. Executive Summary.

    06 April 2022

    This report presents the findings from one of the most comprehensive studies on equality, diver-sity and inclusion conducted by the ILO during a period of immense disruption as the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic was felt worldwide. It contributes new understanding and insights to better support enterprises in creating powerful and comprehensive change in eliminating all forms of discrimination within the workplace and promoting equality, diversity and inclusion. It builds on the wealth of existing research showing the critical role of D&I in the high performance of the workforce, businesses, economies and societies globally.

  8. Transforming enterprises through diversity and inclusion

    06 April 2022

    This report presents the findings from one of the most comprehensive studies on equality, diversity and inclusion conducted by the ILO during a period of immense disruption as the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic was felt worldwide. It contributes new understanding and insights to better support enterprises in creating powerful and comprehensive change in eliminating all forms of discrimination within the workplace and promoting equality, diversity and inclusion. It builds on the wealth of existing research showing the critical role of D&I in the high performance of the workforce, businesses, economies and societies globally.

2021

  1. Making universal social protection a reality for people living with, at the risk of, and affected by HIV or Tuberculosis

    06 December 2021

    Ensuring that populations who are living with, at risk of or affected by HIV and/or TB can effectively access prevention, diagnosis and treatment services is crucial. Social protection systems have a pivotal role to play in the coverage of both direct medical and non-medical costs, as well as income loss incurred due to the disease.. This paper provides examples of institutional practices that improve the inclusiveness of national social protection schemes for people living with HIV and/or TB and the responsiveness of such schemes to their needs.

  2. The ILO Global HIV Discrimination in the World of Work survey

    01 December 2021

    The ILO has joined forces with Gallup to carry out a groundbreaking global survey covering 50 countries that sheds further light on the causes of the persistence of HIV-related stigma and discrimination in the world of work.

  3. How to promote disability inclusion in programmes to prevent, address and eliminate violence and harassment in the world of work

    30 November 2021

    This information note promotes the inclusion of persons with disabilities in programmes to prevent, address and eliminate violence and harassment in the world of work. It is aimed at everyone in the world of work and, in particular, at government officials, members of trade unions and representatives of workers’ organizations, and enterprises and their representative organizations. It is relevant in applying the ILO’s Violence and Harassment Convention, 2019 (No. 190) and Violence and Harassment Recommendation, 2019 (No. 206).

  4. Event cards ILO at COP26

    02 November 2021

  5. ILO Disability Inclusion Policy and Strategy 2020-23

    27 September 2021

    The ILO Disability Inclusion Policy is being implemented by the ILO Disability Inclusion Strategy 2020-23, which contains indicators and targets that are aligned with the United Nations Disability Inclusion Strategy (UNDIS) accountability framework for UN entities.

  6. Building Forward Fairer: Women’s rights to work and at work at the core of the COVID-19 recovery

    19 July 2021

    This policy brief provides an outlook of where women stand in the labour market after more than a year into the COVID-19 pandemic.

  7. Violence and harassment in the world of work: A guide on Convention No. 190 and Recommendation No. 206

    16 July 2021

    ILO Guide on Convention No. 190 and Recommendation No. 206 to shed light on definitions, core principles and measures enshrined in these instruments.

  8. Indigenous peoples in a changing world of work: Exploring indigenous peoples’ economic and social rights through the Indigenous Navigator

    17 May 2021

  9. A study on medical insurance coverage for people living with HIV in selected multinational insurance companies in Malaysia

    05 May 2021

    Thanks to advances in antiretroviral treatment, people living with HIV are living healthy and productive lives. In some countries, among others Malaysia, people living with HIV are denied insurance coverage because of their HIV status. This study, undertaken by the Malaysian AIDS Foundation (MAF) with the support of the ILO, provides evidence and makes a compelling argument for inclusion of HIV in public and private health insurance not just in Malaysia but in other parts of the world.

  10. Exploring and Tackling Barriers to Indigenous Women’s Participation and Organization

    09 April 2021

    A study based on qualitative research in Bangladesh, the Plurinational State of Bolivia, Cameroon and Guatemala

  11. Understanding the ILO Indigenous and Tribal Peoples Convention, 1989 (No. 169): A tool for judges and legal practitioners

    05 March 2021

    This tool is intended to promote a better understanding in practice of the ILO Indigenous and Tribal Peoples Convention, 1989 (No. 169). It is targeted at judges and counsel in national and international courts, teachers, public servants, independent lawyers, international officials, jurists and other practitioners in the legal system engaged in subjects related to indigenous peoples.

2020

  1. Guidelines for an integrated health testing approach under VCT@WORK

    30 November 2020

    These guidelines, developed as part of the ILO’s ongoing Voluntary Counseling and HIV Testing for Workers (VCT@WORK), will help in adopting a more integrated approach to health, as recommended by the Sustainable Development Goal 3. An integrated approach will help in reducing stigma associated with HIV testing; and will enable workplaces to implement an overall health and wellness approach. Early diagnosis and treatment for HIV, tuberculosis and non-communicable diseases will avert premature deaths and will contribute to having a healthy and productive workforce, benefiting workers, enterprises, communities and local and national economies.