Publications on domestic work

  1. 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.

  2. Publication

    Rendere il lavoro dignitoso una realtà per i lavoratori domestici – Sintesi del rapporto

    15 June 2021


    TRIANGLE in ASEAN Quarterly Briefing Notes

    18 May 2021

    TRIANGLE in ASEAN works with labour ministries, workers' and employers' organizations, recruitment agency associations, civil society organizations in six countries in ASEAN; Cambodia, Lao People’s Democratic Republic (Lao PDR), Malaysia, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam. Below Quarterly Briefing Notes give an update on our work during the previous quarter.

  4. Training Policy Brief

    Protecting domestic workers in Lebanon. How to amend the labour code to better protect domestic migrant workers in Lebanon?

    23 March 2021

    This policy brief intends to provide recommendations on how to better protect the domestic workers in Lebanon by amending the labour code. It reviews the situation of the employment conditions of the migrant domestic workers in Lebanon, which were lately exacerbated as a result of the COVID-19. As a way forward, it proposes three recommendations in order to unlock the complex situation.

  5. Policy resource package

    Extending social security to workers in the informal economy

    12 March 2021

    Key lessons learned from international experience

  6. Publication

    Domestic Workers and Decent Work in Sri Lanka

    05 January 2021

    In response to a Government of Sri Lanka request, this Report highlights key findings from a study which examined the living and working conditions of domestic workers and assessed the current legal and policy gaps to ratify ILO's Decent Work for Domestic Workers Convention (No 189)

  7. Global Deal for Decent Work & Inclusive Growth - Thematic Brief

    Social Dialogue for the Transition from the Informal to the Formal Economy

    20 November 2020

    Social dialogue has a vital role to play in supporting the transition from the informal to the formal economy. Drawing on case studies from around the world, this Global Deal thematic brief illustrates how social dialogue, involving governments and representative employers’ and workers’ organizations has, in different ways and at different levels, contributed to the transition to formality and the reduction of decent work deficits in the informal economy. It aims to assist all concerned stakeholders to apply social dialogue for the design and implementation of effective formalization strategies, in the context of the Sustainable Development Agenda 2030 and the relevant international labour standards.

  8. DIILM Updates

    International Labour Migration Governance

    12 November 2020

    DIILM update #3 focuses on the ILO’s work with the Ministry of Labour, Immigration, and Population (MOLIP); Parliamentarians, the Myanmar Overseas Employment Agencies Federation, labour organizations and CSOs to strengthen the legislative and policy framework governing international labour migration

  9. DIILM Updates

    Making decent work a reality for domestic workers

    20 October 2020

    DIILM Update No. 2 Domestic Workers, October 2020

  10. ILO Country brief

    COVID-19 and the labour market in Argentina: The challenge of fighting the pandemic and its socio-economic impact at a time of severe difficulty - Executive Summary

    31 August 2020

    The Argentinian employment outlook was already dire before the onset of the pandemic. The current COVID-19 crisis is going to further affect employment outlook via multiple channels, besides its health impacto, as it will affect private consumption, investment and trade. Furthermore, impacts will exacerbate the number of people entering into poverty and increase inequality. Some of the reasons are related to the fact that most affected occupational groups are those in operational or unskilled occupations. Furthermore, job losses disproportionately affect adults over 60 years and young people, as well as migrant workers. By firm size, the study indicates employment losses by those in self-employment, as well and small and medium enterprises, particularly non-registered wage workers. Overcoming these significant issues will be challenging, also compounded by the macroeconomic fragility of the country. The country has advanced on its debt renegotiations, and has enacted or strengthened measures that conform a comprehensive package for employment preservation and eventual rekindling, in line with the four pillars recommended by the ILO. However, the current fiscal space is limited with few chances of it to be expanded, indicating the need of strong monitoring of policy on roll-out, uptake and tracking impacts, as to enhance policy outcomes and either reorient expenditures or create fiscal space.