International Journal of Labour Research

Launch of the 2023 edition of the International Journal of Labour Research

The ILO’s Bureau for Workers’ Activities (ACTRAV) will organize a high-level launch of the International Journal of Labour Research on 11th December 2023 at 14:00 (CET-Geneva time). "A new social contract: achieving social justice in an era of accelerating change" will be launched during a panel discussions which will bring together authors, researchers , academics, ILO representatives and leaders from trade union movement.

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Background

As the largest membership-based organization in the world and a crucial constituent of the International Labour Organization (ILO), workers’ organizations have always fought against inequalities and advocated for peace, upholding human and labour rights and dignity for all. Thus, in the quest for a new social contract that is human-centred, workers’ organizations play a central role in adapting and designing a renewed social contract and determining what it should look like to address the challenges faced by workers across the globe.

This 2023 edition of the International Journal of Labour Research (IJLR), entitled A new social contract: achieving social justice in an era of accelerating change, aims to stimulate reflection on what a new social contract might entail and more specifically the role of workers’ organizations in engaging on the design and establishment of a new social contract within the multilateral system and at national level.

About the International Journal of Labour Research

The International Journal of Labour Research (IJLR) is the flagship publication of the Bureau for Workers’ Activities of the ILO. A multidisciplinary journal, the IJLR is a vehicle for dissemination of international research on labour, economic, and sustainable development policies. Its target readership includes workers’ organizations, practitioners, researchers, labour ministries, and academics in all disciplines of relevance to ILO constituents in the world of work – industrial relations, sociology, law, economics, and political science. The IJLR is published in English, French, and Spanish, each issue focusing on a unique theme.