Books and reports

October 2017

  1. Flagship Report

    World Employment and Social Outlook 2017: Sustainable enterprises and jobs – Formal enterprises and decent work

    09 October 2017

    This edition examines the issue of sustainable enterprises through an in-depth analysis of the characteristics of firms, their strategies and how they relate to enterprise performance and labour market outcomes.

September 2017

  1. Report

    Global Estimates of Child Labour: Results and trends, 2012-2016

    19 September 2017

    The 2017 Global Estimates present the scale, prevalence, and key characteristics of child labour in the world today.

  2. Report

    Global Estimates of Modern Slavery: Forced Labour and Forced Marriage

    19 September 2017

    The 2017 Global Estimates of Modern Slavery focus on two main issues: forced labour and forced marriage. The estimate of forced labour comprises forced labour in the private economy, forced sexual exploitation of adults and commercial sexual exploitation of children, and state-imposed forced labour.

August 2017

  1. Publication

    Rising to the youth employment challenge: New evidence on key policy issues

    10 August 2017

    This book brings together contributions from the ILO’s Youth Employment Programme detailing policies that enable young people to find decent work.

July 2017

  1. Studies on Growth with Equity

    Handbook on assessment of labour provisions in trade and investment arrangements

    18 July 2017

    This publication provides a short analysis on the design, scope, implementation and effectiveness of labour provisions in a practical and accessible manner.

  2. ILO/WTO joint publication

    Investing in skills for inclusive trade

    04 July 2017

    Featuring results from the ILO's Skills for Trade and Economic Diversification (STED) programme, this report shows that appropriate skills development policies are key to helping firms participate in trade, and also to helping workers find good jobs.

June 2017

  1. Publication

    World Employment and Social Outlook: Trends for women 2017

    14 June 2017

    This report provides a portrait of the situation of women in the world of work today and their progress over the past 20 years.

March 2017

  1. Publication

    Talking through the crisis: Social dialogue and industrial relations trends in selected EU countries

    25 March 2017

    This book brings together country case studies from eleven EU Member States, which document emerging trends in national social dialogue, focusing on developments since 2013.

  2. Report

    Towards a better future for women and work: Voices of women and men

    08 March 2017

    This study provides a first-ever account of global attitudes and perceptions of women and men regarding women and work based on the 2016 Gallup World Poll. The poll, which was conducted in 142 countries and territories, is representative of 98 per cent of the global population.

  3. Publication

    Women, gender and work: Social choices and inequalities. Volume 2

    08 March 2017

    A collection of 30 recent articles selected from the International Labour Review, offering the insights of economists, sociologists and lawyers into a wide range of gender issues and country settings.