ILO library in Geneva

The central ILO library is located in Geneva, at the ILO's headquarters. This library offers the possibility to researchers to have access to all major studies and reports on the world of work globally. Have a look at the website of the central ILO library.

ILO publications

Information about all the existing ILO publications can be found online. Should you want to order a paper version of one of the publications, please contact the ILO services in Geneva: or +41 22 799 73 82.

May 2020

  1. Social protection responses to the COVID-19 pandemic in developing countries: Strengthening resilience by building universal social protection

    14 May 2020

    Social protection is an indispensable mechanism for delivering support to individuals during the crisis. This document takes a detailed look at the role of social protection measures in addressing the COVID-19 outbreak in developing countries

March 2020

  1. Enhancing social partners’ and social dialogue’s roles and capacity in the new world of work

    05 March 2020

  2. Enhancing social partners’ and social dialogue’s roles and capacity in the new world of work

    05 March 2020

February 2020

  1. Labour commitments under EU-Viet Nam Free Trade Agreement

    12 February 2020

October 2019

  1. Trade Unions in the Balance

    04 October 2019

    On the occasion of the ILO Centenary celebration, the Bureau for Workers’ Activities (ILO-ACTRAV) commissioned a research on the current state of the unions in the world. The research conducts by Professor Visser explores developments in union membership across the world in the past decades.

May 2019

  1. European Union- ILO Cooperation

    23 May 2019

    Factsheet, May 2019

May 2018

  1. 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.

April 2018

  1. On-call work in the Netherlands: trends, impact, and policy solutions

    23 April 2018

    Flexible work has steadily increased in the Dutch labour market and on-call employment represents the fastest growing group. Although on-call work is both the largest and the least institutionally regulated form of flexible employment, little is known on its developments and impacts.

February 2018

  1. Coopération Sud-Sud et triangulaire (CSST) sur la formation professionnelle entre les pays du Maghreb et les Pays-Bas

    27 February 2018

December 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.