Resources Library

Publications & technical tools

  1. ILO Working Paper 9

    Applying labour law to micro, small and medium-sized enterprises: A comparative study of 16 countries

    07 October 2020

    This study considers the ways in which different countries regulate labour rights for MSME workers, its main purpose being to improve understanding of current trends and developments in this area. The 16 countries covered by the study are Brazil, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Egypt, Germany, Mexico, Nepal, Peru, the Russian Federation, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Turkey and the United Republic of Tanzania.

  2. Publication

    Labour Inspection Convention, 1947 (No. 81), and Labour Inspection (Agriculture) Convention, 1969 (No. 129) - General observation, publication 2020

    03 August 2020

    At its 2019 session (November–December), the Committee of Experts on the Application of Conventions and Recommendations (CEACR) adopted a general observation on the application of the Labour Inspection Convention, 1947 (No. 81), and of the Labour Inspection (Agriculture) Convention, 1969 (No. 129). The text of this observation is reproduced in this brochure.

Training materials

  1. Instructional material

    Prevention and mitigation of COVID-19 at work for small and medium-sized enterprises ACTION CHECKLIST

    21 August 2020

    This document aims to provide basic knowledge about the workplace prevention of COVID-19, caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus, that is spreading worldwide. It provides small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) with an Action Checklist to assess COVID-19 risks and information for taking measures to protect the safety and health of their workers.

  2. Instructional material

    Participatory Action-Oriented Training (PAOT)

    10 February 2020

    PAOT is a practical method of stimulating and supporting workplace initiatives in grassroots workplaces relying on self-help voluntary actions.

Promotional materials

  1. Video

    ILO Press Briefing on the Universal Ratification of Convention No.182

    05 August 2020

    All 187 member States of the International Labour Organization (ILO) have ratified the ILO Convention on the Worst Forms of Child Labour, 1999 (No. 182). A virtual press briefing took place at the ILO on Tuesday 4th of August 2020 at 12.00 GMT (14.00 CEST).

  2. Video

    A remarkable journey to universal ratification – ILO Director-General

    04 August 2020

    Now is the time to deliver on the promise of Convention No. 182 and put an end to child labour in all its forms, says ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder.