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January 2013

  1. Global Employment Trends 2013: Recovering from a second jobs dip

    22 January 2013

    Five years after the outbreak of the global financial crisis, the study offers the latest global and regional information and projections on several indicators of the labour market, including employment, unemployment, working poverty and vulnerable employment. It also presents a number of policy considerations in light of the new challenges facing policy makers in the coming year.

  2. Domestic Workers Across the World: Global and regional statistics and the extent of legal protection

    09 January 2013

    This publication sheds light on the magnitude of domestic work, a sector often “invisible” behind the doors of private households and unprotected by national legislation.

December 2012

  1. Global Employment Trends for Women 2012

    15 December 2012

    Part of the Global Employment Trends series, this publication delivers the most current information on emerging trends and key challenges facing women in labour markets around the world.

  2. Global Wage Report 2012/13: Wages and Equitable Growth

    07 December 2012

    The Global Wage Report 2012/13 looks at differences in wages around the globe and how they have been influenced by the economic crisis. It includes global and regional wage trends and statistics, as well as policy recommendations.

October 2012

  1. Gender Equality and Decent Work: Selected ILO Conventions and Recommendations that promote gender equality as of 2012

    17 October 2012

    This guide provides the text of some of the key Conventions for promoting gender equality in the world of work

September 2012

  1. Labour in the Global South: Challenges and alternatives for workers

    20 September 2012

    “Labour in the global South is an exciting contribution to the new field of global labour studies. It identifies in ten clearly written chapters the innovative and creative responses to the challenges facing labour worldwide.” −Edward Webster, University of Kassel, Germany, and University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa

June 2012

  1. e-OSH 2012: Electronic library on occupational safety and health

    25 June 2012

    This invaluable trilingual DVD-ROM gives you quick access to a wide range of ILO documents on occupational safety and health (OSH).

  2. Confronting Finance: Mobilizing the 99% for economic and social progress

    15 June 2012

    "The Global Labour Column has become a valuable source of analysis of current economic trends that affect working people all over the world. This anthology brings together critical pieces on many issues (fiscal strategies, finance policies, social protection, strategies for job creation and much more), encompassing different regions and various perspectives." -Jayati Ghosh, Professor of Economics, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi

  3. Working towards sustainable development: Opportunities for decent work and social inclusion in a green economy

    12 June 2012

    This joint ILO/UNEP study shows that, if accompanied by the right policy mix, a green economy can also create more and better jobs, lift people out of poverty and promote social inclusion. It also demonstrates that employment and social inclusion must be an integral part of any sustainable development strategy.

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