Resources on future of work

  1. Online edition

    Encyclopaedia of Occupational Health and Safety

    20 February 2012

    The new Encyclopaedia website is a cutting-edge global knowledge platform for sharing occupational safety and health (OSH) information and good practices. This online multidisciplinary book of facts and knowledge presents the general user with a panoramic view of the field. The Encyclopaedia was written and compiled by world class researchers and industry experts. It is the most comprehensive reference source on the subject and one of the flagship and widely respected publications of the ILO.

  2. Publication

    Upgrading informal apprenticeship - A resource guide for Africa

    12 January 2012

    A policy learning approach to shift informal apprenticeship back into the focus of national priorities for enhancing skills and youth employability.

  3. Instructional material

    Toolkit on Poverty Reduction through Tourism

    12 December 2011

    The toolkit outlines the background to poverty reduction approaches and how the ILO is involved within the context of decent work and the United Nations Millennium Development Goals. Recent developments in tourism and a vision for an inclusive, pro-poor tourism industry are summarized.

  4. Publication

    Local investments for climate change adaptation: Green jobs through green works

    01 December 2011

    A guide for identifying, designing and implementing interventions in support of climate change adaptation at the local level.

  5. Publication

    Safety and Health in Agriculture. Code of practice

    28 November 2011

    This code of practice is intended to raise awareness of the hazards and risks associated with agriculture and promote their effective management and control; to help prevent occupational accidents and diseases and improve the working environment in practice; to encourage governments, employers, workers and other stakeholders to cooperate to prevent accidents and diseases; and to promote more positive attitudes and behaviour towards occupational safety and health in agriculture throughout the sector.

  6. Publication

    Managing Your Agricultural Cooperative, “My.COOP”

    10 November 2011

    My.COOP is a training package published in 2011, covering managerial challenges that many agricultural cooperatives face, and based on the idea that strong cooperatives are necessary for a more equitable distribution of income, democracy, and for economic and social development

  7. Publication

    Radiation protection and safety of radiation sources: International basic safety standards – Interim edition

    03 November 2011

    The objective of this Safety Requirements publication (General Safety Requirements Part 3) is to establish, on the basis of the safety objective and principles established in the Fundamental Safety Principles, requirements for the protection of people and the environment from harmful effects of ionizing radiation and for the safety of radiation sources.

  8. Publication

    Skills for Green Jobs: A Global View

    06 October 2011

    This volume examines the experiences of 21 developed and developing countries in adjusting their training provision to meet the new demands of a greener economy. It shows that skills development is critical to unlocking the employment potential of green growth, yet skills shortages are becoming an obstacle in realizing this potential. The report recommends that countries devise strategies based on well-informed policy decisions, social dialogue, and coordination among ministries and between employers and training providers.

  9. Publication

    Skills for Employment Policy Brief - Greening the global economy: the skills challenge

    05 October 2011

    Part of the Policy Brief Series produced by the Skills and Employability Branch

  10. Publication

    Trade and Employment: From Myths to Facts - ILO-EC publication

    04 October 2011

    The edited volume “Trade and Employment: From Myths to Facts” is the outcome of a joint project of the European Commission and the International Labour Office. The book contributes to promoting the advancement of employment, decent work and social cohesion in developing countries by assisting policy makers and social partners in anticipating and addressing the effects of trade reforms on employment