Other publications

  1. Policy Briefs on recommendations of the World Commission on the Social Dimension of Globalization

    01 January 2005

    These brief reviews of key global policy issues are drawn from the report of the World Commission on the Social Dimension of Globalization, which was established by the International Labour Organization and co-chaired by President Halonen of Finland and President Mkapa of Tanzania.

  2. The Social Dimension of Trade in ASEAN

    01 March 2004

    This draft paper is part of an ongoing ILO research project studying the impact of trade among member countries in the Association of South East Asian Nations. It discusses the economic integration process of ASEAN, issues related to the social dimension of integration generally and makes some preliminary observations on the social dimension of the ASEAN Free Trade Agreement. Readers are reminded that this is a work in progress that will be supplemented by country studies currently underway in the region.

  3. International labour standards and the informal economy

    01 January 2004

    This essay, in honour of Nicolas Valticos, talks about the new challenges presented by the informal economy to the contribution that international labour standards can make to achieving the goal of social justice and decent work for all.

  4. Reports on the Knowledge Network Meetings

    01 January 2004

    The Secretariat of the World Commission on the Social Dimension of Gloablization collaborated with outside experts on papers that collected and interpreted facts and perceptions relating to the social dimension of globalization. It established "knowledge networks" involving the authors of these papers as well as other experts, including those in the multilateral system. Practitioners and experts from national and international spheres were invited to respond to questions and to contribute policy proposals and ideas for the topics under consideration through electronic exchanges or workshops. This is the final report of those knowledge networks.

  5. Growth, inequality and poverty

    01 January 2004

    This book contains a selection of papers presented at a UNU/WIDER conference on growth and poverty in May 2001. The purpose of the conference was to review current thinking on the topic, to seek and encourage fresh research and to bring researchers from different backgrounds together to discuss whether the relation between growth, poverty and inequality can be put into a sharper perspective for policy-making.

  6. ILO e-NewsBrief on Decent Work Statistics, Vol. 1, No. 1.

    01 November 2003

  7. Action programme for decent work: Philippines 2001-2004

    13 May 2002

    The Philippines, with the encouragement of government and workers' and employers' organizations, was one of the first countries to participate in a pilot programme on decent work. The three year action programme pursued the objective of supporting national efforts to reduce poverty through the implementation of policies and programmes that promotes full, decent and productive employment of Filipino workers.