Books and reports

January 2018

  1. Flagship Report

    World Employment and Social Outlook: Trends 2018

    22 January 2018

    This edition examines the current state of the labour market, assessing the most recent developments and making global and regional projections of unemployment, vulnerable employment and working poverty.

December 2017

  1. Book

    Trade unions and migrant workers: New contexts and challenges in Europe

    20 December 2017

    This timely book analyses the relationship between trade unions, immigration and migrant workers across eleven European countries in the period between the 1990s and 2015.

  2. Book

    90 Years of Contribution of the Administrative Tribunal of the International Labour Organization to the Creation of International Civil Service Law

    18 December 2017

    The genesis of this book is a symposium that the Administrative Tribunal of the International Labour Organization organized on 5 May 2017 to celebrate the 90 years of its existence and its 125th Session (2017).

  3. Book

    Regulating for equitable and job-rich growth

    15 December 2017

    This book offers a critical reflection on the operation and effects of labour regulation. It articulates the broad goals and extensive potential for it to contribute to inclusive development, while also considering the limits of some areas of regulation and governance.

November 2017

  1. Flagship Report

    World Social Protection Report 2017-19: Universal social protection to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals

    29 November 2017

    This ILO flagship report provides a global overview of recent trends in social protection systems, including social protection floors. Based on new data, it offers a broad range of global, regional and country data on social protection coverage, benefits and public expenditures on social protection.

  2. Report

    Global Employment Trends for Youth 2017: Paths to a better working future

    20 November 2017

    This report sets out the youth labour market situation around the world and shows where progress has or has not been made.

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.