Key publications

2018

  1. Building an adequate U.S. labor and social protection system for the 21st century

    05 June 2018

    Over the last several decades the economic prospects facing U.S. workers and households have changed in substantial ways. For most, it has been a change for the worse. This paper is intended to bring analytical clarity and focus to the issues that currently confront workers, households and policy makers in the spheres of employment and social protection.

  2. The ILO MNE Declaration: What’s in it for Workers?

    01 May 2018

    The ILO Tripartite Declaration of Principles Concerning Multinational Enterprises and Social Policy (MNE Declaration) was negotiated and adopted by governments, employers and workers in 1977. It is the only ILO instrument that provides direct guidance on how companies can contribute to the realization of decent work for all and highlights the central role of freedom of association and collective bargaining as well as industrial relations and social dialogue.

  3. Brief: The ILO Response to the Syrian Refugee Crisis

    20 April 2018

    Within the framework of the Regional Refugee Response and Resilience Plan (3RP), the ILO has adopted a development-focused and employment-driven strategy to support host communities and refugees in Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey. It aims to preserve social and economic stability and enhance resilience at the national level, in line with national plans and chapters of the 3RP. Embedded in the principles of decent work, the ILO strategy builds on its core mandate to promote employment, social dialogue, social protection and international labour standards.

2017

  1. Trade Union Action on Decent Work for Persons with Disabilities

    03 December 2017

    Trade unions are working all over the world on disability issues. This research captures and summarises trade union action on disability from over 50 countries, including developed, emerging and developing economies. The research offers a new perspective to trade unions who have not worked on this issue, and points to opportunities for others to develop their work further.

  2. United States - ILO Cooperation

    03 August 2017

    Compilation of fact-sheets, April 2017

  3. Trade Union Reference Manual on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

    08 May 2017

    This reference manual, seeks to assist trade union leaders, members and sympathizers, in their engagement in these national strategies for sustainable development.

2016

  1. Report of the UN Special Rapporteur on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association

    19 October 2016

2015

  1. Ringing in a New Era of Development Cooperation

    23 December 2015

    The ILO’s Development Cooperation Strategy has increased the ILO's focus, re-emphasized our effectiveness, and updated our approaches to capacity development, partnerships and resource mobilization. This brochure describes these innovations.

  2. Full report: Evaluation of mainstreaming of full and productive employment and decent work by the United Nations system organizations

    21 September 2015

    This evaluation report aims to provide information to the General Assembly/Economic and Social Council and to the legislative and governing bodies of the participating organizations and to the members of the United Nations Chief Executives Board for Coordination (CEB) on how the United Nations system organizations have implemented the resolutions aimed at mainstreaming or supporting the decent work agenda with a view to using the lessons learned in the finalization of the post-2015 agenda. The purpose of the evaluation is not to review ILO activities to mainstream decent work, but rather the United Nations system’s response.

  3. Summary report: Evaluation of mainstreaming of full and productive employment and decent work by the United Nations system organizations

    21 September 2015

    This report summarizes the background, methodology, findings, conclusions, lessons learned and recommendations of the “Evaluation of mainstreaming of full and productive employment and decent work by the United Nations system organizations” conducted in 2014 by the Joint Inspection Unit.