Books and reports

May 2018

  1. The Global Deal for Decent Work and Inclusive Growth Flagship Report 2018

    Building trust in a changing World of Work

    18 May 2018

    This first Flagship Report contributes to the “Global Deal for Decent Work and Inclusive Growth”, an initiative launched in 2016 by Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven as a concrete input to the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The objective consists in developing and harnessing the potential of social dialogue and sound industrial relations as instruments for promoting decent work and job quality in line with Sustainable Development Goal 8 on Decent Work and Economic Growth, and thereby fostering greater equality and more Inclusive Growth in line with Sustainable Development Goal 10 on Reduced Inequalities.

  2. Flagship report

    World Employment and Social Outlook 2018: Greening with jobs

    14 May 2018

    This edition examines environmental sustainability in the world of work. It focuses on how climate change and environmental degradation will impact the labour markets, affecting both the volume and quality of employment, and quantifies the shifts expected to take place within and between sectors.

April 2018

  1. Publication

    Women and men in the informal economy: A statistical picture. Third edition

    30 April 2018

    This publication provides for the first time comparable estimates on the size of the informal economy and a statistical profile of informality in all its diversity at the global and regional levels.

  2. Publication

    Reducing inequalities in Europe: How industrial relations and labour policies can close the gap

    15 April 2018

    This book examines the possible role of social dialogue and the social partners in reducing inequalities.

March 2018

  1. Book

    Industrial relations in emerging economies: The quest for inclusive development

    15 March 2018

    This work examines industrial and employment relations in the emerging economies of Brazil, China, India, South Africa and Turkey while assessing the contribution of industrial relations to inclusive development.

  2. Book

    Women’s ILO: Transnational networks, global labour standards and gender equity, 1919 to Present

    15 March 2018

    What is the place of women in global labour policies? This book gathers new research on a century of ILO engagement with women’s work.

  3. Report

    World Employment and Social Outlook: Trends for Women 2018 – Global snapshot

    08 March 2018

    The past 20 years have witnessed some progress for women in the world of work and in terms of gender equality in society. This report looks at the progress (or lack thereof) made during the past decade and assesses women’s labour market prospects.

January 2018

  1. Flagship Report

    World Employment and Social Outlook: Trends 2018

    22 January 2018

    This edition examines the current state of the labour market, assessing the most recent developments and making global and regional projections of unemployment, vulnerable employment and working poverty.

December 2017

  1. Book

    Trade unions and migrant workers: New contexts and challenges in Europe

    20 December 2017

    This timely book analyses the relationship between trade unions, immigration and migrant workers across eleven European countries in the period between the 1990s and 2015.

  2. Book

    90 Years of Contribution of the Administrative Tribunal of the International Labour Organization to the Creation of International Civil Service Law

    18 December 2017

    The genesis of this book is a symposium that the Administrative Tribunal of the International Labour Organization organized on 5 May 2017 to celebrate the 90 years of its existence and its 125th Session (2017).