Publications

The Sectoral Activities Department is the ILO’s repository of knowledge on sector-specific labour and social issues. Research and studies conducted, in line with the ILO’s research policies, deal with emerging and priority issues of strong interest for ILO’s sectoral constituents.

Working Papers, vehicles for disseminating information on a range of topics related to the world of work and the evolution of social and labour policies and practices for a given sector, are regularly published and widely disseminated. Background reports and issues papers, which provide more in-depth analysis on specific issues, are also published for discussion at international tripartite meetings and global dialogue fora.

2010

  1. Working Conditions of Contract Workers in the Oil and Gas Industries

    01 January 2010

    Working paper 276

2009

  1. Impact of the Global Economic Recession on Education

    01 July 2009

  2. Strengthening social dialogue in the utilities sector in Malawi: The impact of structural reforms on social dialogue

    01 July 2009

    Working Paper 273

  3. Sectoral recovery at hand: employment situation by economic activity in selected countries, first semester 2010

    01 June 2009

  4. Sectoral recovery at hand: employment situation by economic activity in selected countries, 2009

    01 June 2009

    This fact sheet gives at-a-glance information on the latest employment trends through the second semester of 2009 in key economic sectors for 56 countries.

  5. Sectoral coverage of the global economic crisis: Trends in employment and working conditions by economic activity - Statistical update, June 2009

    01 June 2009

    This document quarterly data through the 2nd Quarter of 2009 for employment, hours of work and wages in different economic sectors in the context of the global economic crisis. It also contains statistical tables, charts and figures for each sector. Data, where available, are presented disaggregated according sex. Information is also presented for various regions and for developed and developing/emerging economies.

  6. Review of sector-specific stimulus packages and policy responses to the global economic crisis

    01 May 2009

  7. Guidelines for flag State inspections under the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006

    13 February 2009

    The Guidelines for flag State inspections under the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 (MLC, 2006), contained in this book are an important resource for implementing flag State responsibilities under the MLC, 2006. They were adopted by the ILO in September 2008 together with Guidelines for port State control officers carrying out inspections under the MLC, 2006.

  8. Guidelines for port State control officers carrying out inspections under the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006

    13 February 2009

    The guidelines contained in this book are an important international resource for implementing port State responsibilities under the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 (MLC). They were adopted by the ILO in September 2008 together with Guidelines for flag State inspections under the MLC, 2006.

  9. The impact of the financial crisis on labour in the civil aviation industry

    01 January 2009