ILO is a specialized agency of the United Nations
Promoting jobs, protecting people


  1. International Labour Review

    Global multidisciplinary journal of employment and social issues

  2. International Journal of Labour Research

    Recent research on labour and social policies from trade union researchers and academics around the world

  3. International Social Security Review

    International journal on social security/social protection issues

ILO home > Publications


Just released

  1. Maternity Protection in SMEs: An international review

    20 October 2014

    This report reviews the key international literature on the outcomes of maternity protection in small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). It also addresses the questions of how, to what extent and under what conditions maternity protection in SMEs can generate positive outcomes for enterprises as well as broader society, considering implications for policy and practice.

  2. Spain: Growth with jobs

    29 September 2014

    The aim of the Studies on Growth with Equity series is to show how strong and well-designed employment, labour and social protection measures are central – in combination with supportive macroeconomic policy – to building sustainable, job-rich and equitable growth.

  3. ASEAN Community 2015: Managing integration for better jobs and shared prosperity

    19 August 2014

    The joint ILO - Asian Development Bank report examines the impact of the ASEAN Economic Community on labour markets. It offers evidence-based policy recommendations for better jobs and equitable growth, including strengthening regional cooperation, facilitating structural change, improving job quality, enhancing skills, boosting productivity and wages, and managing labour migration.


  1. Global Wage Report 2014/15

    25 November 2014

    The Global Wage Report 2014/15 analyses the evolution of real wages around the world, giving a unique picture of wage trends and relative purchasing power globally and by region.

  2. Women in Business and Management: Gaining momentum

    26 November 2014

    This report brings together available data and ILO statistics to provide a comprehensive, up to-date and global picture of women in the business world and in management positions.

  3. The European Social Model in Crisis: Is Europe losing its soul?

    15 January 2015

    This book assesses the current situations in 10 EU Member States on the basis of detailed empirical evidence and concrete case studies of the social policies that have been dismantled, distinguishing between recent developments caused by the economic crisis and long-term trends.

Flagship reports

  1. World of Work Report 2014: Developing with jobs
    June 2014

    This annual report presents an in-depth analysis of current employment and social issues globally.

  1. World Social Protection Report 2014-15: Building economic recovery, inclusive development and social justice
    June 2014

    This report presents social security trends and information on social protection systems, coverage, benefits and expenditure globally.

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

    This biennial report focuses on wage developments, offering a review of global and regional wage trends.

  3. Global Employment Trends 2014: The risk of a jobless recovery
    January 2014

    Published annually, this report offers global and regional data and projections for key indicators of the labour market.

Key resources

  1. Key indicators of the labour market (KILM)
    Seventh edition (includes CD-ROM)
    October 2011

    This valuable wide-ranging reference tool meets the ever-increasing demand for timely, accurate and accessible information on the rapidly changing world of work.

  2. Regulating for Decent Work
    New directions in labour market regulation
    June 2011

    First in the series Advances in Labour Studies, this book is an international and interdisciplinary response to the neoliberal ideologies that have shaped labour market regulation in recent decades.

  1. Digital innovation: New Apps from ILO

    ILO apps combine the latest in digital innovation with authoritative information on world of work issues. Whether you need educational materials, quick references or practical tools, ILO expertise is now just a tap away on your iOS or Android device.


    Explore the ILO's vast online repository of publications and documents on labour issues.

Contact us


  1. Catalogue

    ILO Publications - Autumn 2013

    September 2013 Catalogue: English titles (update)

  2. Catalogue

    ILO Publications 2013 (Trilingual)
    June 2013

    Catalogue:  English, French and Spanish titles

© 1996-2014 International Labour Organization (ILO) | Copyright and permissions | Privacy policy | Fraud alert | Disclaimer