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.


  1. Vocational Education and Training in the Chemical Industry in India

    01 January 2006

    Working Paper 244

  2. Vocational Education and Training in the Chemical Industry in Germany and the United Kingdom

    01 January 2006

    Working Paper 242


  1. Recommendations for Policy Actions in Bulgaria

    14 December 2005

  2. Policy, Planning and Management of Primary Teachers in Lesotho

    08 December 2005

  3. The Pretoria Declaration on Teachers

    08 December 2005

  4. Teachers for the Future - South Africa

    01 November 2005

  5. National Policy Brief of Nigeria

    01 November 2005

  6. Teachers for the Future: Meeting Teacher Shortages to Achieve Education For All - The Case of Mauritius

    01 November 2005

  7. Action Programme Steering Group Meeting - Discussion document

    22 September 2005

  8. Promoting fair globalization in textiles and clothing in a post-MFA environment. Report TMTC-PMFA/2005

    16 September 2005

    The report presents a picture of the situation, as it stands, a few months after the abolition of quotas in the textile and clothing manufacturing sector. It analyses some lessons and experiences drawn from attempts to develop integrated strategies towards fair globalization in textiles and clothing and suggests some elements that could be incorporated into a Collaborative Agenda for Action where all the actors concerned would have shared responsibilities.