Books and reports

June 2021

  1. Report

    Child Labour: Global estimates 2020, trends and the road forward

    10 June 2021

    Published for the first time jointly by the ILO and UNICEF, as co-custodians of Target 8.7 of the Sustainable Development Goals, the report Child Labour: 2020 global estimates, trends and the road forward takes stock of where we stand in the global effort to end child labour.

  2. Report

    World Employment and Social Outlook: Trends 2021

    02 June 2021

    The COVID-19 pandemic is an employment as well as a health crisis. This ILO flagship report details its effects on the world of work.

February 2021

  1. World Employment and Social Outlook 2021

    The role of digital labour platforms in transforming the world of work

    23 February 2021

    This ILO flagship report explores how the contemporary platform economy is transforming the way work is organized, analyzing the impact of digital labour platforms on enterprises, workers and society as a whole.

  2. Publication

    Decent work in a globalized economy: Lessons from public and private initiatives

    17 February 2021

    The hybridization and proliferation of forms and mechanisms of governance is a consequence of the fragmentation of production across national boundaries. The emergence of global supply chains has provided new opportunities for many developing countries to participate in global trade, diversify their economies and generate employment. At the same time, production for global supply chains has raised new concerns about working conditions and the protection of workers’ rights.

  3. Publication

    Compendium of Maritime Labour Instruments - Third (revised) edition, 2021

    10 February 2021

    This book contains three Conventions relating to the maritime sector and several documents relevant to their implementation: the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006, as amended (MLC, 2006); the Seafarers’ Identity Documents Convention, (Revised), 2003, as amended (No. 185); and the Work in Fishing Convention, 2007 (No. 188).

January 2021

  1. The Global Deal for Decent Work and Inclusive Growth - Thematic Brief

    The Contribution of Social Dialogue to Gender Equality

    20 January 2021

  2. Publication

    Working from home: From invisibility to decent work

    13 January 2021

    With the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, many in the world’s workforce have shifted to homeworking, thereby joining the hundreds of millions of workers who have already been working from home for decades.

December 2020

  1. Flagship report

    Global Wage Report 2020-21: Wages and minimum wages in the time of COVID-19

    02 December 2020

    This ILO flagship report examines the evolution of real wages around the world, giving a unique picture of wage trends globally and by region. The 2020-21 edition analyses the relationship of minimum wages and inequality, as well as the wage impacts of the COVID-19 crisis.

October 2020

  1. The Global Deal for Decent Work and Inclusive Growth Flagship Report 2020

    Social Dialogue, Skills and COVID-19

    20 October 2020

    This second Global Deal Flagship Report illustrates the importance of social dialogue in managing the consequences of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, as well as the benefits of involving social partners in adult-learning systems to prepare for the future of work.

May 2020

  1. Publication

    Organizing matters: Two logics of trade union representation

    14 May 2020

    This book investigates the tensions and potential complementarities in an extensive qualitative case study of trade union organizing and recruitment.