Books and reports

May 2022

  1. Publication

    ILO Monitor on the world of work. 9th edition

    23 May 2022

    The report gives a global overview of how countries are tackling an uneven labour market recovery that has been further undermined by developments such as the Russian aggression against Ukraine, increases in inflation, and continuing strict COVID-19 containment measures.

  2. Book

    Exploring decent work in the pharmaceutical industry: Job creation in the production of medical cannabis in Lesotho and Zimbabwe

    11 May 2022

    Is medical cannabis really capable of making a difference for poor countries in terms of growth and job creation? This book seeks to determine whether medical cannabis can indeed create jobs and wealth, notably in comparison with tobacco, for which the medicinal plant is deemed to be a viable substitute crop.

  3. Flagship Report

    Social Dialogue Report 2022: Collective bargaining for an inclusive, sustainable and resilient recovery

    05 May 2022

    This first edition of this new ILO flagship report focuses on collective bargaining.

April 2022

  1. Publication

    Understanding patterns of structural discrimination of migrant and other workers in some countries of South and West Asia

    19 April 2022

    This background paper reviews the literature that sheds light on the structural patterns of discrimination against migrant workers in some countries of South and West Asia. It also articulates recommendations that would help officials in UN agencies, international organizations, constituents and other civil society individuals and groups, while referring to the existing evidence of structural discrimination to support the application of international labour standards.

March 2022

  1. Publication

    Care at work: Investing in care leave and services for a more gender equal world of work

    07 March 2022

    The report provides a global overview of national laws and practices regarding care policies, namely maternity protection, paternity, parental and other care-related leave policies, as well as childcare and long-term care services.

January 2022

  1. Report

    World Employment and Social Outlook: Trends 2022

    17 January 2022

    This ILO flagship report details the effects of the COVID-19 crisis on the world of work.

December 2021

  1. Book

    The new world of work: Challenges and opportunities for social partners and labour institutions

    31 December 2021

    This book examines social dialogue and the role of social partners in the governance of the world of work in 34 European countries.

  2. Book

    The future of diversity

    09 December 2021

    This book offers new perspectives on the concept of diversity and the role diversity can play in the future world of work.

  3. Report

    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.

November 2021

  1. Book

    The governance of labour administration: Reforms, innovations and challenges

    30 November 2021

    This timely book provides detailed analyses of labour administration reforms, innovations and challenges in different countries, including detailed case studies from Brazil, Germany, India, Japan, South Africa, Sri Lanka and the US.