Books and reports
World Employment and Social Outlook 2023: The value of essential work
15 March 2023
Key workers are essential for societies to function. The new edition of the ILO flagship report calls for a revaluation of their work to reflect their social contribution, and for greater investment in key sectors.
Joint ILO–UNICEF report
More than a billion reasons: The urgent need to build universal social protection for children
01 March 2023
This second joint ILO-Unicef report on social protection for children outlines the devastating impact of a lack of social protection on child poverty, health, education, nutrition, child marriage and child labour.
Labour Overview 2022 for Latin America and the Caribbean
07 February 2023
Latin America and the Caribbean faces a "highly complex and uncertain" labour market in 2023 due to a conjunction of multiple crises that impact labour markets and make it necessary to apply policies to create formal employment. The most urgent labour problem for the region is the quality of employment and the insufficient labour and total income generated by workers and their families.
World Employment and Social Outlook: Trends 2023
16 January 2023
This ILO flagship report details the impact of economic slowdown on the global labour market.
Working Time and Work-Life Balance Around the World
06 January 2023
Working Time and Work-Life Balance Around the World provides a comprehensive review of both main aspects of working time – working hours and working time arrangements (also called work schedules) – and their effects on workers' work-life balance.
Experiences of violence and harassment at work: A global first survey
02 December 2022
The report is the first attempt to provide a global overview of people’s own experiences of violence and harassment at work, including its main different forms – be it physical, psychological or sexual – and respondents’ experiences with disclosing such occurrences.
Digital guide of the Global wage report 2022-23: full report, key findings, datasets, summary
30 November 2022
Asia-Pacific Employment and Social Outlook 2022: Rethinking sectoral strategies for a human-centred future of work
28 November 2022
Labour markets are recovering from the COVID-19 crisis in Asia and the Pacific, but now face new challenges like inflation and geopolitical tensions. The report gives the regional labour market context and makes a first-time assessment of regional sectoral estimates to highlight which sectors are growing as sources of jobs, which are shrinking and which harbour opportunities for “decent work”.
Greening Enterprises: Transforming processes and workplaces
14 November 2022
Renewable Energy and Jobs: Annual Review 2022
22 September 2022
This new report by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) in collaboration with the International Labour Organization (ILO) provides the latest estimates of renewable energy employment globally.