Books and reports

January 2022

  1. Report

    World Employment and Social Outlook: Trends 2022

    17 January 2022

    This ILO flagship report details the effects of the COVID-19 crisis on the world of work.

December 2021

  1. Book

    The new world of work: Challenges and opportunities for social partners and labour institutions

    31 December 2021

    This book examines social dialogue and the role of social partners in the governance of the world of work in 34 European countries.

  2. Book

    The future of diversity

    09 December 2021

    This book offers new perspectives on the concept of diversity and the role diversity can play in the future world of work.

  3. Report

    The ILO Global HIV Discrimination in the World of Work survey

    01 December 2021

    The ILO has joined forces with Gallup to carry out a groundbreaking global survey covering 50 countries that sheds further light on the causes of the persistence of HIV-related stigma and discrimination in the world of work.

November 2021

  1. Book

    The governance of labour administration: Reforms, innovations and challenges

    30 November 2021

    This timely book provides detailed analyses of labour administration reforms, innovations and challenges in different countries, including detailed case studies from Brazil, Germany, India, Japan, South Africa, Sri Lanka and the US.

October 2021

  1. Special edition: Labour and Policy Perspectives

    Renewable Energy and Jobs – Annual Review 2021

    21 October 2021

    In 2020, despite the global pandemic, jobs in the renewable energy sector grew to 12 million. This IRENA/ILO co-publication provides the most recent estimates of employment in this sector at the global level and for individual industry segments.

September 2021

  1. Flagship Report

    World Social Protection Report 2020-22: Social protection at the crossroads – in pursuit of a better future

    01 September 2021

    This ILO flagship report provides a global overview of recent developments in social protection systems, including social protection floors, and covers the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

June 2021

  1. Report

    ILO Global Estimates on International Migrant Workers – Results and Methodology

    30 June 2021

    This report maps the current state of labour migration and the key characteristics of migrant workers in the world today.

  2. Book

    Internships, Employability and the Search for Decent Work Experience

    17 June 2021

    This groundbreaking book examines the growing phenomenon of internships, and the policy issues that they raise, during a time when internships or traineeships have become an important way of transitioning from education into paid work.

  3. Report

    Making decent work a reality for domestic workers: Progress and prospects ten years after the adoption of the Domestic Workers Convention, 2011 (No. 189)

    15 June 2021

    This report assesses the working conditions of domestic workers ten years after the adoption of Domestic Workers Convention in 2011. It highlights the progress made over a decade, as well as the remaining legal and implementation gaps, and provides guidance on policies that can pave the way to make decent work a reality for domestic workers.